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Programs and Events

Untitled Document SMARTlink reservations are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Program barcodes for reservations are provided next to each listing. Please use SMARTlink OR call the park office for more information.

APRIL

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:30-11:30 am
Nature Hike
Enjoy a naturalist-led, woodland nature hike to ease into the winter season!
Visitors Center
All ages
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1401775

Saturday, April 12, 2014 9 am-12 noon
River Clean Up
Wear old clothes to help clean up the Patuxent River and its marshes. Registration required.
Visitors Center
Ages 13 & up; Free
Register here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 10 am-12 noon
Invasive Plant Removal
Come join a park naturalist to help remove invasive plants. Service learning hours available and registration is required.  
Visitors Center
Ages 13 & up; Free 
Register here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 am-3 pm
Basket Weaving
This is your chance to learn how to weave a basket using reed and other natural materials! For students of all skill levels -- beginner to advanced, with materials supplied by the instructor. Contact the facility for a tools list, as students will need to bring a few tools.
Visitors Center
Ages 13 & up
Fee: Resident $30; Non-Resident $36
SMARTlink #1397290

Saturday, April 26, 2014 11 am-3 pm
Blue Heron Tour
The blue heron nests in large colonies on the river. Visit an active heron rookery. Wear hiking shoes, some rugged climbing involved.
Visitors Center
Ages 12 & up
Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4
SMARTlink #1401767

Sunday, April 27, 2014 1-3 pm
Nature Hike
Enjoy a naturalist-led, woodland nature hike to ease into the winter season!
Visitors Center
All ages 
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1401776

MAY

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9-11 am
Hey! Let's Go Fishing
This program, held at an eight-acre, catch and release bass pond, is for beginners. Equipment provided. An adult must accompany children.
Governor Bridge Natural Area
Ages 6 to 10 
Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6
SMARTlink #1397294

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9-11 am
Nature Hike
Enjoy a naturalist-led, woodland nature hike to ease into the winter season!
Visitors Center
All ages
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1401777

Sunday, May 4, 2014 9 am-12 pm
Kayak Kaper
Explore the natural beauty and cultural history of the river on a guided kayak trip.
Visitors Center
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $16; Non-Resident $20
SMARTlink #1401823

Saturday, May 10, 2014 7-10 am
Wandering Warblers
Avid birders will enjoy this boat tour to observe warblers and other neotropical migrants. May Bird Count will be conducted on this trip.
Visitors Center
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $6
SMARTlink #1397293

Thursday, May 15, 2014 7 am-8:30 pm
Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab and Birding Trip
Join naturalists from Watkins and Patuxent River Park at the height of the horseshoe crab mating and egg-laying season, and watch shorebirds at the Delaware Bay. 
Watkins Nature Center
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30
SMARTlink #1396758

Saturday, May 10, 2014 7-10 am
Big Bubba's Fishing Rodeo 
Fishing is a great way to get kids outdoors, learn about nature and just have fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
School House Pond
Ages 6 to 10
Fee: Resident $10; Non-Resident $12
SMARTlink #1397292

Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 am-12 noon
Invasive Plant Removal
Come join a park naturalist to help remove invasive plants. Service learning hours available and registration is required.  
Visitors Center
Ages 13 & up; Free 
Register here.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 1-3 pm
Nature Hike
Enjoy a naturalist-led, woodland nature hike to ease into the winter season!
Visitors Center
All ages 
Fee: Resident $2; Non-Resident $3
SMARTlink #1401819

Saturday, May 31, 2014 10 am-3 pm
Basket Weaving
This is your chance to learn how to weave a basket using reed and other natural materials! For students of all skill levels -- beginner to advanced, with materials supplied by the instructor. Contact the facility for a tools list, as students will need to bring a few tools.
Visitors Center
Ages 13 & up
Fee: Resident $30; Non-Resident $36
SMARTlink #1397291

Saturday, May 31, 2014 6-9 pm
Kayak Kaper
Explore the natural beauty and cultural history of the river on a guided kayak trip.
Visitors Center
Ages 18 & up
Fee: Resident $16; Non-Resident $20
SMARTlink #1401868

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