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Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Lodge!
Saturday and Sunday - March 2nd and 3rd, 8AM - Noon.
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Summer Outreach Programs

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center has four popular Outreach Program options that include 45 minutes to an hour of instruction followed by 60-75 minutes of guided outdoor exploration and hands-on experiences related to the topic.
summer outreach programs
Our current offerings are:
  • Animals and their Habitats
  • Creek to Stream to Bay
  • Predators and Prey
  • Insects and their Kin

Registration for Summer Outreach Programs opens on May 1st.

Summer Outreach Programs are offered Tuesday thru Friday for Groups of 15 – 40 students. Programs are 2 hours long and start at 10 a.m. (Pre-school programs are 1 hour long.) All
programs are rain or shine and take place both inside and on the grounds of the Nature Center. Group Leaders/Chaperones must participate in the program and maintain a 10 to 1 student/adult ratio. Adults beyond a 10-student to 2-adult ratio must be approved by the Nature Center. If you would like to stay to eat lunch on the grounds, please inquire about our complimentary one-hour
use of a Pavilion in advance.

Groups are welcome to tour the Nature Center’s exhibit hall in small groups of 10 – 15 after the program. Please let us know in advance if you wish to do this.

Fees

Onsite (our place) Programs

  • $230 for a 2-hour program; $115 for a 1-hour pre-school program.
  • Non-profit discounted rate – $172 for a 2-hour program; $86 for a 1-hour pre-school program.
  • Fees are waived for Baltimore County Government Facilities; only one waived fee program per facility.

Offsite (your place) Programs – Please note that our availability for offsite programs is limited and the only program available for an offsite presentation is the Animals and their Habitats Program.

  • $172 for a 1-hour program or two 40-minute back-to-back programs for groups of 50 or less.
  • Non-profit discounted rate – $115 for a 1-hour program or two 40-minute back-to-back programs for groups of 50 or less.
  • Fees are waived for Baltimore County Government Facilities; only one waived fee program per facility.

Groups that are not scheduling a program are welcome to visit the Nature Center for a self-led program, but must apply for a Group Gathering Permit. All guidelines (capacity, no access to a pavilion, etc.) for Group Gathering Permits would apply.

Summer Outreach Trip Form

Summer Outreach Trip Form