Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure through Baltimore Woods as we explore away from the main trails. Our 182-acre “classroom” is rich with diverse habitats, including streams, forests, wetlands, beaver ponds, and open meadows. This four-week series runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $40 members; $60 public. Pre-registration is required and the price includes all four weeks. Weekly themes for June are listed below, so get ready to hit the trails!
Exploring Hidden Meadow
June 3 from 1-4pm
You never know what you’ll find in the meadow. The tall grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs hide little birds and attract all kinds of pollinators. What amazing things will we discover?
June 10 from 1-4pm
Have you ever found clay in a stream? Let’s go find some on our preserve! This week we’re digging for clay and exploring all the wonderful creations that can be made with this natural gift.
Hike to Boulder Brook
June 17 from 1-4pm
One of the most beloved places on the preserve, the rocks that align the stream of Boulder Brook are a wonder to look at. Not only that, but there’s plenty of cracks and crevices to find aquatic creatures. Let’s go explore here!
June 24 from 1-4pm
It’s summer-let’s go to the beach! This week we’ll make our way to Miami Beach for a fun day in the sun. As we explore we’ll learn about where all that sand came from and see who can climb the sand hill the fastest!
More details: This program is planned to be entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 5-13. Students must pre-register for the entire series. Adults are encouraged, but not required to join the group, and must stay on-site during the program. Bring a water bottle and a small snack. At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including health screenings, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.