Trail School: March Explorations

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Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure 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 for kids ages 5-13 runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $40 members; $60 public. Pre-registration is required and the price includes all four weeks. Themes for each week are listed below, so get ready for some March adventure!

Register for Trail School: March Explorations!

Searching for Shelter
March 4, 2021 from 1-4pm

We just never know what the weather is going to be like in March. Let’s find a good place to build forts and try our best to make them weather resistant to keep out the unpredictable weather.

Into the Sugarbush
March 11, 2021 from 1-4pm

M is for March and Maple! As we explore the Field to Forest trail in search of towering maple trees, we’ll learn about what the trees are doing and how they are preparing for Spring.

To the Overlook
March 18, 2021 from 1-4pm

What’s growing out on the preserve? As we traverse the Overlook trail, we’ll take in the views and search for fungus, moss, and ferns.

Around the Boundary
March 25, 2021 from 1-4pm

Let’s discover the different habitats along the Boundary Trail and find evidence of animals as they slowly wake up from their winter slumber. From the stream to the meadow to the forest, who’s home will we come across?

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.

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