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Spring Walks for Sprouts! 
Fair Hill NRMA
4/27/2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5/4/2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton MD 21921
City: Elkton
County: Cecil
Description: The Sprouts Program introduces children ages 2-4 to the wonder of nature through play. We will wander through wildflower meadows, explore majestic woods and learn about trees, bugs, birds and animals. Pack a lunch for you and your sprout. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger siblings are welcome to observe at no charge. However, our trails are not stroller-friendly.
Cost: 5.00 per session
Directions: Fair Hill NRMA Covered Bridge Lot,Black Bridge Road, Elkton MD 21921
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/fairhill.aspx
Name: Lesley Leader
Phone: 410-398-1246
Email: lesley.leader@maryland.gov

18th Century Market Fair 
Fort Frederick State Park
4/27/2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
4/28/2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 11100 Fort Frederick Road
City: Big Pool
County: Washington
Description: Now in its 23rd year, the Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Thu, Fri, Sat and 9 am to 3 pm Sun. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park.
Cost: Admission Fee Charged.
Directions: Take I-70 E to exit 12(Big Pool), turn right on MD-56 and go down 1 mile to the park on your right. From the east: Take I-70 W to exit 12(Big Pool), turn left on MD-56 and go down 1 mile to the park on your right.
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/fortfrederick.aspx
Name: Bob Study
Phone: 301-842-2155
Email: fortfrederick.statepark@maryland.gov

Raptor Sketch 
Martinak State Park
4/27/2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 137 Deep Shore Road
City: Denton
County: Caroline
Description: Learn how to sketch one of the birds of prey from our very own aviary! Led by an artist and the model raptor, you will learn ways to start simple and create a masterpiece! Art supplies are not supplied, but paper and pencil are all that is necessary- bring colors if you wish! Please call ahead or email us to reserve a space!
Cost: No Cost
Directions: Meet at the Nature Center.
URL: http://
Name: Joe McCarthy
Phone: 410-820-1668
Email: Tuckahoe.StatePark@maryland.gov

Wildflower Walk 
Seneca Creek State Park
4/27/2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 11950 Clopper Road
City: Gaithersburg
County: Montgomery
Description: Meet at the Park Office: Take in the beauty of spring with a wildflower walk. Bring your identification guide (not required) to learn how to look for Seneca’s common springtime flowers. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Cost: No cost
Directions: From Washington, D.C, Virginia and points south, take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland. Take Exit 10, Clopper Road (Route 117). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. The park is approximately 2 miles on the left. From points north, take I-270 south towards Washington, D.C., take Exit 11 (MD Route 124 west). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. At the second light, turn right onto Clopper Road (Route 117). The park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/seneca.aspx
Name: Bethany Watts
Phone: 301-924-2127
Email: scspnaturalist@gmail.com

Peony Talk 
Seneca Creek State Park
4/27/2017 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
4/30/2017 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 11950 Clopper Road
City: Gaithersburg
County: Montgomery
Description: Join the park naturalist for a brief, 10 minute talk about the history of Seneca’s peony garden and fields. Bring a camera and take a walk through the fields afterward. Meet at the Peony Garden.
Cost: Weekends only, $3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state visitor
Directions: From Washington, D.C, Virginia and points south, take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland. Take Exit 10, Clopper Road (Route 117). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. The park is approximately 2 miles on the left. From points north, take I-270 south towards Washington, D.C., take Exit 11 (MD Route 124 west). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. At the second light, turn right onto Clopper Road (Route 117). The park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/seneca.aspx
Name: Bethany Watts
Phone: 301-924-2127
Email: scspnaturalist@gmail.com

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