Event information: 2016

There’s always something going on at Carrie Murray Nature Center. Find nature fun for all ages.

Birthday parties in the wild.
Celebrate with some
real party animals
Bring your students
to the great outdoors.
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bringing an animal
program
to your school
or festival

Pre-Registration is often requested. Please call (410) 396-0808

Full information about each event follows.

We are happy to announce that the Carrie Murray Nature Center will be open the
second Sunday of each month from April through November.

Second Sunday hours will be from noon-3:00pm.

Summer Nature Camp
Summer CampJune 27

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Saturday, July 2, 2016:

Summer Wild Images

( 11 am–2 pm )
$35 per photographer, $15 for photography classes and clubs.

 Spend the day with ourphotographer birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings. Some of our other animals may also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, July 9:

How to be a Mad Scientist with “Dr. VonBeetle”

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$7 per person.

bug hunt Come watch things bubble, smoke, explode and fizz. These fun lab experiments can be done with regular household items…just don’t do them without an adult!

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Saturday, July 23:

The Great Bug Hunt with “Dr. VonBeetle”

( 11 am–2 pm )
$7/per person, children 3 and under are FREE.

bugging you Come help “Dr. VonBeetle” catch creepy crawlies for our classes and possibly some temporary displays! All insects will be identified and either released or moved into their temporary homes at the Nature Center.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, August 6:

Our Raven is Smarter Than Your…

( (12 pm–2 pm )
$7 per person.

raven Did you know that crows and ravens are some of the smartest animals in the world?
Learn about this and about the intelligence of many other animals while meeting them in person.
Who knows, some of them may be smarter than some people you know!
No Pets Please.

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Friday, August 19:

Full Moon Insects of the Night

( 7 pm–9 pm )
$10/person.

Cricket Spend an evening by the campfire learning about nocturnal insects and things that go bump in the night. We will use special lights, sounds and scents to draw them in and identify them! Hot chocolate and s’mores will be served too!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, August 27:

What’s Bugging You?

(12 pm–2 pm )
$7 per person.

bee That’s right, things are bugging you all the time…EVEN RIGHT NOW! Learn what lives on and with you. If you really want to embrace the truth we will look at some of your permanent friends under the microscope!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, September 3:

Nature Scavenger Hunt-What’s in the Woods?

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

detective This is the second in a series of scavenger hunts that we are doing this year. Will it be about trees, insects, birds, or plants? You won’t know unless you come check it out! Attendance of the other scavenger hunts is not a prerequisite. Prizes will be awarded to every participant who completes the scavenger hunt.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, September 10:

Nature Needle Felting Workshop

( 11 am–2 pm )
$10 per person.

needle felting Learn the art of felting with the Nature Center Director, Corinne Parks! Basic supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring a lunch or snack and make a day of it! Visit our beautiful park and spend some time with our animals!
No Pets Please.

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Friday, September 16:

Full Moon Owl Prowl

( 7 pm–9 pm )
$10/person.

owl prowl This evening will include an owl program, owl pellet dissection, and calling for owls in the wild. Enjoy a fire under the full moon! We will make s’mores and sip on hot chocolate while learning about these beautiful birds.
No Pets Please. No Open Toed Shoes.

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Saturday, September 17:

Carrie Murray Creations

( 10 am–3 pm )
$2 per person.

bug for felting Stop by at any point during the day and make a nature or recycling craft with us. While you’re here visit with our animals and enjoy a stroll in the park!

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Saturday, October 1:

Fall Wild Images

( 11 am–2 pm )
$35 per photographer, $15 for photography classes and clubs.

broad winged hawk Spend the day with our birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings. Some of our other animals may also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, October 15:

Gathering of the Nations at the Harvest Moon-Duminudi

(10 a.m.–5 p.m.)

 Indian DrumJoin the Carrie Murray Nature Center in Celebrating Native American Art and Culture, The Moon of the Ripening Corn, and the Friends Made Ceremony. Activities will include: smudging, Labyrinth walking, dancing, drumming, singing, and Native American flute playing. Food and craft vendors will also be adding to the celebration. Please join us! Aho mitake oyasin (all my relations). No pets please.

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Friday, October 21:

Zombie Outbreak Hike

( 5 pm–8 pm )
$10 per person. Only $5 if you come dressed as a zombie!

zombie Do you have the guts to hike with the zombies? If so, we have an evening hike for you! This hike will be led by zombie naturalists…we may even run into more along the way! After the hike we will build a fire, make s’mores, and if you like and are of age! you can have a few drinks. This is a BYOB event.
No Pets Please.

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Friday, October 28:

Owloween Prowl

( 6 pm–8 pm )
$10/person.
owl image Want to learn about owls? We have 9 rescued owls here at CMNC.  This evening will include an owl program, owl pellet dissection, and calling for owls in the wild.
Enjoy a fire under the moon!
We will make s’mores and sip on hot chocolate while learning about these beautiful birds.
No Pets Please. No Open Toed Shoes.

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Friday, November 4:

Basket Bingo

( 6pm–9 pm )
$20 gets you 20 games!

bingo Help out our animals by joining us for a fun evening of bingo. There will be themed basket prizes and “bingo food” will be available. This fundraiser is a bargain!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, November 5:

Nature Scavenger Hunt-What’s in the Woods?

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

detectiveThis is the third in a series of scavenger hunts that we are doing this year. Will it be about trees, insects, birds, or plants? You won’t know unless you come check it out! Attendance of the other scavenger hunts is not a prerequisite. Prizes will be awarded to every participant who completes the scavenger hunt.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, November 19:

Turkey Time Drawing and Turkey Talk

( 11 am–2 pm )
$7 per person.

turkeyIf you are an artist or are interested in learning how to draw wildlife, come join us! Sharon, our resident MICA Grad student, will be teaching and giving pointers on still life drawing fit for the Holidays! This program will be informational as well. Bring your best turkey questions with you! Basic drawing supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, December 3:

A Critter Christmas

( 12pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

partySometimes the animals have a hard time finding enough to eat during the winter months. Join us in decorating an outdoor Christmas tree that also helps feed our feathered and furred friends! Let’s make their holiday special too!
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, December 10:

Kitchen Magician

(12 pm–2 pm )
$7/per person, children 3 and under are FREE.

kitchen scale Come learn how to grow plants from kitchen scraps you would normally throw away. You will be surprised at what you can do! Get a jump on spring!
No Pets Please.

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