Friends organize many special events and activities to raise funds for the Robinson Nature Center and encourage people to participate in its offerings.Volunteers are always needed for these events. A list of upcoming events appears below. Please consider participating in or volunteering for any events that interest you. Click on the event title for more details.

Li'L Buds Gardening Session - Planting the Seed - Sunday June 7 - 1:30pm-3:00pm

Price: $12.00

Date: June 7, 2015

Ages 4 to 8 years with an adult.

This three-part series includes hands-on activities in the Children’s Garden, healthy snacks, fun for all and an item to take home to start your own garden. Space is limited to 10 adults and 10 children.

Preregister to secure your spot.  Click here to register a child for this session, and click here to register an adult.

Cost is $12 per session per participant.

Bird Quest - Saturday, June 13 - 10:00am-Noon

Price: $5.00

Date: June 13, 2015

IMG_0538Ages 7 years and up with an adult. Come walk the trails at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area with Kurt Schwarz of the Howard County Bird Club and Robinson Nature Center naturalists to look for Maryland's state bird - the Baltimore Oriole - and Howard County's bird - the American Goldfinch. Bring your binoculars and learn all about these two mascots of our home state and county.

Cost is $5 per person. You must preregister with the Robinson Nature Center for this program. Meet at the South Wind Circle entrance to the MPEA.

Please note, there are no restroom facilities at the MPEA.

Bats, Banjos and Bonfires - June 27th - 8:00-9:30pm

Price: $8.00

Date: June 27, 2015

Virginia Big Eared Bat

Ages 7 years and up with an adult.

Get up close with one of the Center's favorite nocturnal animals.

Come explore the river edges and forest depths with Nature Center guides in search of bats using echolocators.

Afterwards, get cozy while roasting marshmallows over the campfire to the accompaniment of live banjo music.

Pre-register with The Robinson Nature Center, 410-313-0400 or Howard County online.


My Nature Quest Summer - Sunday June 28 - 2:00pm-3:30pm

Price: $12.00

Date: June 28, 2015

Ages 6 to 12 years. Start your summer adventure at Robinson and receive a guidebook to exploring your world this summer.

Explore the Center grounds using a journal that challenges you to "Nature it up."

$12. Price includes program and "Nature Up This Journal" guidebook for you to take home and use to continue exploring.

Register with Robinson Nature Center @ 410-313-0400 or Howard County Online.