The Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature is launching Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days, June 9-23 to help children, families and others get outdoors, exploring and enjoying nature across the state!
There are hundreds of great ideas and opportunities on their website for you to get outside in nature with your kids and help to grow future green gardeners and environmentalists. Here are a few:
6/9/2012 - Delmarva Dragonflies and Damselflies, Adkins Arboretum
Discover & Connect with your natural world. Join Hal White for a walk to discover dragonflies and damselflies. A professor of biochemistry at University of Delaware, Hal has been fascinated by insects, especially dragonflies, since high school. His hobby has taken him from Canada to Mexico and across the United States. Advance registration is required.
6/9/2012 - The Dangers of Pollution, Eden Mill Nature Center
Discover & connect with your natural world. Eden Mill Nature Center is proud to offer “Saturday Nature Series”. Do you know the effects you are having on the environment? Want to know ways you can help prevent pollution? Through fun activities, come learn about the ways pollution effects everyone and how you can stop it.
6/9/2012 - Wetlands Scavenger Hunt, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Discover & Connect with your natural world. Join a scavenger hunt along the marsh boardwalk to find plants and animals in the wetlands.
Visit the Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days web pages for many, many more!