Bring your students to the great outdoors

The Carrie Murray Nature Center’s Educator’s Packet

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.”

—Linda Hogan

Carrie Murray Nature Center is located in Baltimore City’s Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Open year-round, the Center allows visitors to explore Baltimore’s diverse natural environment. Meadows, marshlands, springs, and wetlands are only some of the natural ecosystems contained with in the park.

The Center’s mission focuses on educating the public on two things everyone loves: animals and the outdoors.

Experienced naturalists are eager to introduce students of all ages to our beautiful environment. The Center is also a bird of prey rehabilitation facility. It houses permanently injured raptors, as well as many other fascinating creatures from all over the world. These insects, reptiles, and birds serve as important educational tools to reinforce our message of conservation.

The park itself is home to a variety of animals, including fox, rabbits, deer, raccoons, hawks, owls, opossum, turtles, songbirds, beaver, and many other diverse species.

We offer educational programming year-round for school groups, senior citizens, families.

For all the information about bringing your group to Carrie Murray Nature Center, download the  latest Carrie Murray Nature Center Educator’s Packet here.

Full descriptions of the programs listed below are in the packet. But you can also find them here. (opens in a new window)


Get the process rolling. Fill out the form here.

You must still send a deposit for this event to hold your spot. Instructions will come in a confirmation email from Carrie Murray Nature Center.