Oregon Ridge Nature Center Programs
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center, the first nature center built by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, houses an exhibit hall, a living classroom containing native animals, a non-lending nature library, an auditorium for school visitations and other audio-visual presentations, various nature observation areas, and a staff working area. After exploring the Center, visitors can hike on a network of trails and experience firsthand three diverse habitats – the forest, the field, and the stream. Additionally, the meadow contains picnic tables, several outdoor exhibits and a wildlife management pond.
Oregon Ridge Nature Center Calendars of Events
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center publishes its seasonal calendar of events. Here you may download a PDF version of this newsletter, which opens in a new window. Take a look and see the kinds of programs we have to offer throughout the year.
Fall 2012 (PDF) - Clubs, preschool programs, fall crafts, hikes, bird watching and much more offered this fall at the nature center.
Spring/Summer 2012 (PDF) - Review last seasons calendar of events to get a glimpse of offerings for the spring/summer 2013.
Weekend public programs give visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the changing seasons and diverse wildlife in one of Baltimore County’s largest tracts of pristine deciduous forest, which also encompasses field and stream habitats.
- Nature Hikes
- Holiday Wreath Making
- Holiday Crafts for Kids
- Halloween Programs
- Night Hikes
- Canoe and Tubing Adventures
- Summer Camps for children ages 4 to 12
Monthly Lecture Series
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council lecture series features authors, botanists, biologists, scientists and other environmental experts. Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, except for February, June, July and August. In place of a lecture in June, the council sponsors an annual picnic.
- Maple Sugar Days
- Annual Pancake Breakfast
- Primitive Technology Weekend
- Music in the Woods: Traditional Music Fest
- Honey Harvest Festival
The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday and the park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Revised October 12, 2012