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Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

Maple Sugaring Weekend

Saturday, February 23 AND Sunday, February 24 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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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Free

Night Hike

Friday, January 18 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Night Hike - Ages 8+. Hike to the old stone shelter and listen for “Mr. Hooty”. Dress for the weather! $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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

Edible Greens & Pizza in Winter

Saturday, January 19 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Edible Greens & Pizza in Winter - All ages. Yes, there are edible plants found in the winter. Head out with a Naturalist to find them and use them for toppings on your pizza! Dress for the weather! $4 members/$6 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$6

Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi

Sunday, January 20 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi - Ages 8+. What do they have in common? Fermentation, of course! Learn how fermentation allows the planet to work and then make your own kimchi. Bring a mason jar if you have one. $5 members/ $7 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$7

Gourd Bowls with Stone Tools

Saturday, January 26 at 1 PM to 3 PM Gourd Bowls with Stone Tools – Adults. Gourds were some of mankind’s earliest containers. Using flint, we will open and shape our containers and then decorate with ochre. Space is limited! $5 members/$7 non-members. Primitive Tech Laboratory Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$7

Where Do They Go?

Sunday, January 27 at 1 PM to 2 PM Where Do They Go? – Adults. Streams and rivers seem devoid of fish in the winter. What happens to them and where do they go? Dress for the weather! FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center Register by calling 410-887-2503 or emailing info@cromwellvalleypark.org

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

Whistle Pigs

Saturday, February 2 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Whistle Pigs - All ages. Whistle Pigs, Pasture Poodles, Land Beaver, Woodchuck and Groundhog are all the same animal. Join a Naturalist to discover the world of this animal of mystery and look for a den! FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center Register by calling 410-887-2503 or emailing info@cromwellvalleypark.org

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

Visit our Nature Center Day!

Sunday, February 3 at 11 AM to 3 PM Visit our Nature Center Day! - All ages. Visit the Nature Center, enjoy the exhibits, visit with our animals, and have a cup of hot chocolate or coffee on us! Drop in program. Reservations NOT required. FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center

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

Mayan Chocolate Making

Saturday, February 9 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mayan Chocolate Making – Ages 8+. Theobroma Cacao in Latin means “Food of the Gods” and is sacred to the Mayan people. Learn the traditional Mayan method for turning cacao beans into chocolate. $10 members/ $12 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$12

Happy Hearts!

Sunday, February 10 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Happy Hearts! – Ages 3 to 10. Join a Naturalist to make heart shaped pizzas and heart shaped bird feeders for our feathered friends. $4 members/$6 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center Register on-line or via phone https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/ or call 410-887-2503

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$6

Full Maple Moon Night Hike

Friday, February 15 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Full Maple Moon Night Hike – Ages 5+. Native people made sugar during this moon. Join a Naturalist to hike to the sugar bush and then head back to the center for maple flavored hot chocolate. Dress for the weather! $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center

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

Fat Lamps

Saturday, February 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Fat Lamps – Adults. Fat Lamps have been found in the famous caves of Lascaux France. Make your own soapstone lamp with deer tallow fuel. Space is Limited! $3 members/$5 non-members. Primitive Tech Laboratory

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

Nature Quest Winter Hike

Sunday, February 17 at 1 PM to 3 PM Nature Quest Winter Hike – All ages. Pick up your Nature Quest Passport at the Nature Center and join a Naturalist to find the markers. Dress for the weather! FREE! Willow Grove Nature Center Register by calling 410-887-2503 or emailing info@cromwellvalleypark.org

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

Maple Sugaring Weekend – Sunday

Saturday, February 23 AND Sunday, February 24 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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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Free

NOWN – Lights Out Baltimore

Lindsay Jacks is the Director of Lights Out Baltimore (LOB), a non-profit of the Baltimore Bird Club that strives to make Baltimore safe for migratory birds. LOB walks a 5-mile loop downtown during migration season to rescue injured birds and collect the dead ones that have fallen victim to light pollution and glass collisions. LOB works with the city and…

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$10

NOWN – Heroes of Conservation – The Legacy and Messages for Today

Loren Lustig dedicated his life to conservation work as a young teenager in the early 1960s and has worked as a wildlife biologist, park naturalist, resource manager, and environmental educator for almost 50 years. He has also been selected for leadership opportunities in both regional and national conservation organizations. Loren will present information about America’s most important conservation leaders over…

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$10

Easter Egg Hunt

This event is held the 2nd Saturday before Easter. There are egg hunts on the lawn for various age groups, crafts in the Sherwood House, eggs to decorate, and the Easter Bunny usually appears. Egg Hunt Times: Age 3: 10:30am Age 4: 10:45am Age 5&6: 11am Age 7&8: 11:15am Age 9&10: 11:30am   Register for event or Purchase tickets

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$5

NOWN – Backyard Gardening to Save the Bay

Most Maryland residents live within a half mile of a stream, storm drain, or river and most of those drain into the Chesapeake Bay. What we do in our yards, such as mowing, mulching, watering, fertilizing and planting can have a direct effect on the health of the Bay and the health of our environment. Come learn about “Bay Wise”…

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Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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$10

Wee Wanderers Nature Camp – Age 4

$115 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $95 for this program. June 17 to June 21, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12 PM You and your child will enjoy nature crafts, hikes, games, and animal talks.  "It’s all about a sense of Wonder." If your child is in diapers and…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$115

Outdoor Discoverers Nature Camp – Ages 5-7 – Session 1

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  June 24 to June 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 15 to July 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  July 29 to August 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Natural Wonders Art Camp – Ages 11 – 13

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. July 1, 2, 3 and 5.  NO CAMP ON JULY 4th.    From 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Explore the connections between art and the natural world as we collect and transform natural materials into works of art. REGISTRATION OPENS…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Young Naturalists Nature Camp – Ages 8-10 – Session 1

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  July 8 to July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 22 to July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  August 5 to August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Outdoor Discoverers Nature Camp – Ages 5-7 – Session 2

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  June 24 to June 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 15 to July 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  July 29 to August 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Young Naturalists Nature Camp – Ages 8-10 – Session 2

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  July 8 to July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 22 to July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  August 5 to August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Outdoor Discoverers Nature Camp – Ages 5-7 – Session 3

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  June 24 to June 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 15 to July 19, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  July 29 to August 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

Young Naturalists Nature Camp – Ages 8-10 – Session 3

$150 and includes a Family Membership Renewal to the Cromwell Valley Park Council.  2nd child’s registration fee is $130 for this program. Session 1:  July 8 to July 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 2:  July 22 to July 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Session 3:  August 5 to August 9, 2019 from 9:30 AM…

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Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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$150

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9 am to 2 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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Tuesday to Sunday
9 am to 4 pm

In case of inclement weather, the Nature Center and activities follow the Baltimore County Schools. Check at Public Schools for latest info on closing. If closing early, all evening activities at the Park are cancelled.