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Spring Break Activities – A Week in the Woods

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

March 26, 2024 – Historic Sotterley and Southern Maryland Folklife Center are partnering to bring you family-friendly activities all Spring Break week! Join us for educational environmental fun! Further the fun by bringing a picnic lunch or other entertaining outdoor activities to enjoy onsite.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED prior to Monday, March 18th to purchase the necessary supplies needed for programming. Please sign up and pay online for the day(s) you would like to join for planning purposes.

$10/person ages 3 and up

$5/person for members

Monday – It’s for the Birds! We’ll spend the day watching and learning about the wonderful native birds that call Maryland home as well as the migrating birds that are flying through each spring. We’ll practice using binoculars and identification books and even learning to imitate bird calls.

Tuesday – Our Forest Home – we’ll learn to identify trees by the new leaves that they’re growing each spring and we’ll identify some edible wild plants as we walk through the woods, we can even make and sample pine needle tea.

Wednesday – Soil is Alive! Today’s the day to roll over logs, dig holes, and use hand lenses to see the many amazing organisms that call our soil home. We’ll even take home our own little cup of soil, complete with a native seed to plant and grow.

Thursday – Fabulous Fishes! We’ll talk about all of the fabulous fish in the bay and how fish migrate, too – in springtime many species are swimming from salty water up into the freshwater rivers to spawn. We get to practice seine netting, as well, and safely touching and identifying the fish we catch.

Friday – Wilderness + Disaster: How to Save Life and Limb. Dr. Bonnie Skinner joins us to teach about practicing first aid in the wilderness, rural areas, or far away from hospitals. Learn to be prepared for any situation, including what first aid items you can bring with you or things you can use from nature.

This is a rain or shine event. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time and proceed to the Warehouse to check-in (visible from parking area). Suggested to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate attire.

Please note that we are not a drop-off site! Parents are required to stay with their children.

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March 26
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Historic Sotterley


Historic Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636 United States
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