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Home-School Science Clubs

Watkins Nature Center offers Home-School Science Clubs for ages 5-14. These clubs meet once a month during September-December and February-May. On the scheduled class dates, participants explore various nature topics through hikes, hands-on activities, and presentations.

Registration is available only through SMARTlink, and usually begins one month prior to the first date of class. 

For information on how to set up a SMARTlink account please call Watkins Nature Center at 301-218-6702.

Nature Friends

Thursdays, 10-11:30 am; ages 4-6 yrs.

February 19:  Birds With Live Animal Guests
March 19:  Signs of Spring (Animal Tracks & Signs)
April 16:  Pollinators and The Plants They Need
May 21:  What is a Habitat?

SMARTlink #1571974    
Residents: $14
Non-Residents: $17 

Nature Rangers

Thursdays, 1-3:00 pm; ages 7-9 yrs.
February 12:  Birds With Live Animal Guests
March 12:  Signs of Spring (Animal Tracks & Signs)
April 9:  Pollinators and The Plants They Need
May 14:  Love Your Critters, Save Their Habitat

SMARTlink #1571975    

Residents: $20
Non-Residents: $24   

Nature Explorers

WEDNEsdays, 1-3:00 pm; ages 10-14 yrs.
February 11: Birds With Live Animal Guests
March 11: Signs of Spring (Animal Tracks & Signs)
April 8: Pollinators and The Plants They Need
May 13: Love Your Critters, Save Their Habitat

SMARTlink #1571975

Residents: $20
Non-Residents: $24