List of nature centers in Maryland

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Maryland.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Agricultural History Farm Park Derwood Montgomery Capital website, operated by the County, 455-acre complex with a historic farm site and a modern farming activity center
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Prince Frederick Calvert Southern Nature Conservancy preserve and county park
Bear Branch Nature Center Westminster Carroll Central Operated by the County, features an aquarium and a planetarium
Black Hill Visitors Center Boyds Montgomery Capital website, operated by the County in Black Hill Regional Park
Brookside Gardens Wheaton Montgomery Capital 50-acre public display garden with two conservatories and a nature center, located in Wheaton Regional Park
Carrie Murray Nature Center Baltimore Baltimore City Central Located in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, includes rehabilitation center for disabled birds of prey and an insect zoo
Charlotte's Quest Nature Center Manchester Carroll Central Operated by the Manchester Parks Foundation, located on 60 acres (240,000 m2) of land and features over 4 miles of trails
Clearwater Nature Center Clinton Prince George's Capital website, operated by the County in Cosca Regional Park
Cromwell Valley Park Baltimore Baltimore Central 426 acres, features the Willow Grove Nature Education Center, programs about nature, farming, local history and conservation awareness, operated by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks
Croydon Creek Nature Center Rockville Montgomery Capital website, operated by the City
Cylburn Arboretum Baltimore Baltimore City Central City park with arboretum and gardens, features the Cylburn Nature Museum with Maryland natural history exhibits
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center Swanton Garrett Western Operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in the state park
Eden Mill Nature Center Pylesville Harford Central Independent organization in partnership with Harford County Parks and Recreation, nature center and historic grist mill museum
Fair Hill Nature Center Elkton Cecil Eastern Shore website, operated by the Fair Hill Environmental Foundation
Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center Walkersville Frederick Western website, operated by the County
Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center Accokeek Prince George's Capital website, 330-acre working farm, operated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation
Harford Glen Environmental Education Center Bel Air Harford Central Operated by Harford County Public Schools
Howard County Conservancy Woodstock Howard Central Located on a 300 year old, 232-acre farm
Irvine Nature Center Owings Mills Baltimore Central Private organization set on 116 acres (0.47 km2) of land
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Bristol Anne Arundel Central Features the McCann Wetlands Study Center with displays about the wetlands, estuaries and the Patuxent River watershed, operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks
Locust Grove Nature Center Bethesda Montgomery Capital website, operated by the County in Cabin John Regional Park
Marshlands Nature Center at Point Lookout State Park Scotland St. Mary's Southern Seasonal nature center and American Civil War museum
Marshy Point Nature Center Middle River Baltimore Central Located on Chesapeake Bay at the county’s nearly 500-acre Marshy Point Park, operated by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks
Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center Brooklyn Baltimore City Central website, Located on the Chesapeake Bay south of Baltimore's inner harbor, operated by the Living Classrooms Foundation
Maydale Nature Center Colesville Montgomery Capital website, operated by Montgomery County Public Schools in Maydale Conservation Park, currently closed[1]
Meadowside Nature Center Rockville Montgomery Capital website, operated by the County in Rock Creek Regional Park
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital Operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, encompasses 1,670 acres, wintering ground for Canada geese
Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center Mount Rainier Prince George's Capital website, operated by the County
New Germany State Park Grantsville Garrett Western 455 acres, nature center open seasonally
Oregon Ridge Nature Center Cockeysville Baltimore Central Facility of Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks, assisted by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council
Patterson Park Audubon Center Baltimore Baltimore City Central Operated by the National Audubon Society
Patuxent Research Refuge Laurel Prince George's Capital National Wildlife Visitors Center is located in the South Tract
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Tilghman Talbot Eastern Shore website, environment of the Chesapeake Bay
Pickering Creek Audubon Center Laurel Talbot Eastern Shore website, operated by the Chesapeake Audubon Society, a subsidiary of the National Audubon Society
Piney Run Nature Center Sykesville Carroll Central Operated by the County in Piney Run Park
Robinson Nature Center Columbia Howard Central 18 acres, operated by the County and supported by the Robinson Foundation, exhibits on local habitats, wildlife, and the Chesapeake Bay
Sparks Bank Nature Center Kingsville Baltimore Central Open seasonally along the Torrey C. Brown Trail of Gunpowder Falls State Park
Watkins Nature Center Upper Marlboro Prince George's Capital website, operated by the County in Watkins Regional Park
Woodend Nature Sanctuary Chevy Chase Montgomery Capital 40 acre sanctuary and mansion, operated by the Audubon Naturalist Society

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://colesville.patch.com/articles/maydale-nature-center-not-a-priority-for-parks Colesville Patch, May 7, 2012, "Maydale Nature Center Not a Priority for Parks"

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