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Event Calendar

ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 15, 2020 AT 9:00 AM.
SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS FEBRUARY 18, 2020 AT 9:00 AM.

For a complete listing of SPRING 2020 Programs, CLICK HERE.

Registration may be made on-line at https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

  • Your reservation MUST be paid in full by 12 PM the Thursday prior to the scheduled program, or within 5 days of your reservation being accepted if made via email or phone.
  • Our programs begin promptly at the specified time, so please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in at our Nature Center.
  • Children under the age of 18  MUST be accompanied by, and under the supervision of, an adult.
  • All payments are considered donations and non-refundable unless CVP cancels the program.
  • All programs/events are held “RAIN OR SHINE” unless a rain date is specified.  Program Naturalists will contact registered participants ONLY in the event of cancellation at least 1 hour prior to the program start.
  • Pets are not allowed during scheduled public programs.  NO PETS PLEASE.
  • DOGS may not attend any of our paid or free programming which require registration or any of our guided hikes.

Maple Sugaring Weekend Saturday

Saturday, February 22 AND Sunday, February 23 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Maple Sugaring Weekend Sunday

Saturday, February 22 AND Sunday, February 23 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Twig and Leaf Creatures

Saturday, February 29 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Twig and Leaf Creatures – Ages 2 to 10 with Adult. The woods are bare, but there are lots of twigs and leaves we can collect. Come take a walk, gather our supplies, and then return to the Nature Center to make your very own “VALLEY CREATURE”. $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mad as a March Hare

Sunday, March 1 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Mad as a March Hare – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Where did this saying come from? Rabbits and hares are related, but they’re not the same! Join us to learn some of their differences, meet one, and then make a rabbit or hare craft to take home. $3 members/$5…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mad as a March Hair

*Sunday, March 1 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Mad as a March Hare – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Where did this saying come from? Rabbits and hares are related, but they’re not the same! Join us to learn some of their differences, meet one, and then make a rabbit or hare craft to take home. $3 members/$5…

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$5.00
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Full Worm Moon Night Hike & Campfire

Friday, March 6 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Full Worm Moon Night Hike & Campfire – Ages 8+. Native Americans took note of when worms appeared each year. Come and discover the signs of spring, then enjoy a campfire with S’mores. $3 members /$5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Antifreeze in the Natural World

Saturday, March 7 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Antifreeze in the Natural World – All ages. Where do turtles go in the cold winter months? Join a Naturalist and discover how frogs, toads, and turtles survive. $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Blue Bird Box Building

Sunday, March 8 at 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Blue Bird Box Building – Ages 8+. Help the Eastern Bluebird! Build a house to take home & learn installation, maintenance, and habitat requirements. All tools and materials provided. $15 members /$20 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$20
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Night Out with Nature: “Falconry: Hunters of the Sky”

Friday, March 13 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Falconry: Hunters of the Sky” with Jenna Krebs – Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. Discover the world of raptors! Learn what it takes to become a falconer, how to train a bird of prey and the joys…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Plan Bee

Saturday, March 14 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Plan Bee – Ages 5+. Learn all about bees including the native species such as the Mason and Leafcutter bees. You’ll do your part in supporting the habitat of these low-maintenance insects by creating a nesting can for your yard. $3 members /$5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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The Emerald Isle

Sunday, March 15 at 1 PM to 3 PM The Emerald Isle – Ages 6+.  The Isle gave us leprechauns, pots of gold and soda bread. Learn more about Ireland and help make soda bread in our Nature Center oven. $3 members/ $5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Tour of the Sherwood House

Saturday, March 21 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Tour of the Sherwood House – Adults. Take a history tour of the Sherwood Mansion and get a little “behind the scenes” look at this home that was built in 1935. $2 members /$4 non-members. Meet at Sherwood House ONLY ADULTS MAY REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM

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$4
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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A Walk in the Park & Nature Quest Hike

Sunday, March 22 at 11 AM A Walk in the Park & Nature Quest Hike – All ages. Start the beginning of spring by enjoying the great outdoors!  Join a Naturalist to enjoy the spring splendor and hike to the Nature Quest markers. Wegman’s Quest Booklets will be available on site. Reservations NOT required. FREE! Nature Center REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Trail Guide Training

Wednesday, March 25, Thursday, March 26 & Friday, March 27 from 10 AM to 1 PM Trail Guide Training - Adults. We are looking for volunteers to help teach about nature! March 25 at Marshy Point, March 26 at Cromwell Valley Park, March 27 at Fort McHenry. Trail guides assist with programs, special events and animal care. Training will familiarize…

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$5
Marshy Point, 7130 Marshy Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21220 United States
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturdays, March 28 through May 30 at 8 AM to 10 AM Saturday Morning Bird Walks - Join a Park volunteer for bird walks EVERY SATURDAY, March 28 through May 30. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Meet at the sign at the Willow Grove Farm Gravel Parking Lot. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED

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Free
Willow Grove Parking Lot,

Drop in Gardening!

Saturday, March 28 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! -  Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water.  You bring a hat, sunscreen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Fish Traps

Saturday, March 28 at 1 PM to 3 PM Fish Traps – Ages 13+. These fishing devices have been used all around the world for thousands of years. Learn to make a simple basket-style trap using vine and other local natural materials. $3 members /$5 non-members. Primitive Technology Laboratory BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Scrambled Eggs

Sunday, March 29 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Scrambled Eggs – Ages 5 to 10. Help unscramble the mystery behind the different egg masses in our ponds. Wear waterproof boots! $2 members/ $4 non-members. Nature Center PARENTS MUST ATTEND PROGRAM WITH THEIR CHILD, BUT DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER.

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Amazing Amphibians Night Hike

Friday, April 3 at 7 PM to 8:30 PM Amazing Amphibians Night Hike – Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist with a net and we will hear who is singing and see who is egg slinging.  $2 members /$4 non-members. Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 4 at 10 AM to 12 PM Egg Hunt – Fun for the entire family! Kids ages 3 to 10 can search for candy filled eggs, visit with the 4-H Rabbits, play family games and dye eggs. See insert for details.  Reservations NOT required. $5 per car donation appreciated. Sherwood House Lawn. PARENT MUST BE PRESENT WITH CHILD…

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$5
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 5 at 1 PM to 3 PM Palm Sunday – Ages 13+. Palms are one of the most important plants in the world. Learn which palms grow food, medicine, basket and weapon materials. Bring an open mind to taste food while we manufacture tools from this plant of many uses. $3 members /$5 non-members. Primitive Technology Laboratory BOTH…

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake”

Friday, April 10 at 7 PM to 9 PM Night Out with Nature: “Native People of the Chesapeake” with Brina Doyle - Adults. Spend your evening at Cromwell Valley Park with our guest speaker and enjoy dessert. The first people to live in what is now the state of Maryland, arrived before the Chesapeake Bay even existed. Who are they?…

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$10
Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
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Children’s Garden Club

Saturdays, April 11 to October 17 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM Children’s Garden Club – Ages 5 to 13 with Adult. Grow vegetables, flowers, & herbs while exploring the natural world of our garden. Join us to play, learn, craft, eat tasty foods you grow yourself. We meet approximately twice per month in the Children’s Garden at Willow Grove…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

Natural Dyes

Saturday, April 11 at 1 PM to 3 PM Natural Dyes – Ages 5+. Before commercial dyes, bright hues were derived from plants, animals, and minerals found in nature. Bring a dozen hard boiled eggs and learn to make your own natural dyes. $3 members/ $5 non-members.  Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek

Sunday, April 12 at 11 AM to 3 PM Easter Sunday Self-Guided Trail Trek – All ages.  Stop by our Nature Center, pick up a booklet and set off on a self-guided hike on our trails. Return to the center to pick up a prize and meet our special guest bunny! Drop-in Program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Nature Center REGISTRATION…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Trail Tots

Tuesdays, April 14 to May 19 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Wednesdays, April 15 to May 20 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Trail Tots – Ages 2 to 5 with Adult. Discovering nature is a lifelong journey. In this class, you and your little one will explore the natural world through hands-on activities, nature play, stories and crafts.…

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$80
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Adult Garden Club

Tuesday evenings, April 7 to October 13 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday mornings, April 16 to October 22 at 8:30 AM to 10 AM Adult Garden Club – Ages 18+. New this season: evening sessions! Do you enjoy gardening but don’t have the space or a deer-proof fence? Join like-minded green thumbs (or beginner brown thumbs) to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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$50
Children’s Garden,

Drop in Gardening

Saturday, April 18 at 9 AM to 12 PM Drop in Gardening! -  Individuals/Families ages 13+. Volunteers join us for a morning in the garden. We provide direction, gloves, tools and water.  You bring a hat, sun screen and a little energy. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Children’s Garden REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

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Free
Children’s Garden,

Monthly Calendar

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