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.
Get the Carrie Murray
Nature Center’s
Educator’s Packet
Ask about our staff
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.

Saturday, May 14:

Paint Nite at CMNC

( 7 pm–10 pm )
$45/person

The Friends of Carrie Murray Nature Center are hosting a Paint Nite here as a fundraiser for the Nature Center! Paint Nite is not an art class–it’s a party! They blend artistic painting and drinking in local hot spots, where their master artists can walk you through creating a beautiful piece of artwork step-by-step. Support the Nature Center while having fun painting, enjoying wine and nibbles, and checking out our amazing rescued animals!

Please register through www.paintnite.com
at least three weeks in advance.
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Saturday, April 9:

Microscopes and Mini-beasts

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$7 per person.

microscope icon Learn about your world up close. Not only will we be looking at insect parts and other tiny things, but each person will map out their own plot of land and see what they can find there: bugs, soil, funguses, and minerals! You will be amazed at how alien some things look under a microscope!
No Pets Please.

Please register
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Basket Bingo

This event has been postponed due to maintenance required at the Center.
( 6pm–9 pm )
$20 gets you 20 games!

bingo Help out our animals by joining us for a fun evening of bingo.
This event was a big hit last year! There will be themed basket prizes and “bingo food” will be available.

This fundraiser is a bargain!
No Pets Please.

Please register
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Friday, April 22, 2016:

Open House Green Happy Hour

EVENT CANCELED

Friday, April 22, 2016:

Earth Day Full Moon Owl Prowl

EVENT CANCELED

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Saturday, April 30:

Arbor Play!

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

cartoon tree for Arbor Day This day is all about trees! This Arbor Day give back to your park! Learn about beneficial native trees, help plant some, and maybe even get a chance to take a tree home.
No Pets Please.

Please register
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Saturday, April 23:

The Friends of CMNC Board Clean-up Day

( 9 am–12 pm )

clean up carrie murray nature center The board of the Friends of Carrie Murray Nature Center are hosting a clean-up day. Come help the Nature Center and the park! Light refreshments will be served. Give back to nature! All ages welcome!

Please register
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Saturday, April 30:

Spring Wild Images

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

photographer 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.

Please register
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Saturday, May 14:

Nature Scavenger Hunt
What’s in the Woods?

( 12 pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

binoculars This is the first 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! Prizes will be awarded to every participant who completes the scavenger hunt.
No Pets Please.

Please register
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Friday, May 20:

Full Moon Owl Prowl

( 7 pm–9 pm )
$10/person.
Owl icon

 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.

Please register
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Saturday, June 4:

Happy Trails to You!

(12 pm–2 pm )
$7 per person.
hikers Don’t you think it’s time to learn about the park near you? Join us in a trail walk where we will find and identify local insects and collect edible plants to make a foraging feast! Ok, maybe not a feast but certainly a nice salad or stir-fry.
No Pets Please.

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Saturday, June 18:

Summer Solstice Celebration

( 6 pm–9 pm )
$7 per person.

summer solsticeJoin us in celebrating the Summer Solstice! There will be painting demos, face painting, jewelry and crafts for sale, a bird of prey presentation, enjoy a roaring fire with s’more making, hot chocolate and more! All ages welcome.
No Pets Please.

Please register
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Saturday, June 25:

The Great American Camp-Out!

( 4 pm–10 am )
$10 per person.
For more information or to register, please contact Joe Spellman at jspellman@baltimorebsa.org or call 609-412-7358.

campfire The Boy Scouts will be hosting a “Great American Camp-Out” at the Carrie Murray Nature Center. This overnight camping adventure will begin on Saturday, June 25th, with registration from 4-6pm, and will end on Sunday morning at 10am You don’t need to be a boy scout to come. It is open to everyone! Families welcome. Open to ages 6 and up.
No Pets Please.

Please register
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June 27 starts the First Week of Summer Nature Camp

Watch for registration information
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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.

Please register
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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!

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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!

Please register
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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.

Please register
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Saturday, October 15:

Mildly Haunted Full Moon Fundraiser Hay Ride!

 Stay tuned for all the details! More info to be announced soon!

Please register soon
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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.

Please register
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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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