Growing at preschool

Growing at preschool

Last month, the Conservancy’s Nature Preschool finished its third full year of offering immersive nature education. In mid-June, students in the Crow and Chickadee classes graduated with a sweet ceremony in Belmont’s beautiful garden before enjoying...
Volunteer spotlight: Marti Ellerbrock

Volunteer spotlight: Marti Ellerbrock

When spring arrives, Marti Ellerbrock prepares for field trip season by putting on her sturdy shoes, raincoat and enthusiastic smile. No matter the weather, Ellerbrock cheerfully leads giggling groups of elementary and secondary students on hikes through our grounds....
Seeking preschool space

Seeking preschool space

The Conservancy’s Nature Preschool is flying high as a kite. The county government gave us a grant to find a location where we can expand our preschool, since we have more than 100 families on the waiting list for our nature-based early childhood education....
Nature for the little ones

Nature for the little ones

The preschool crowd can join us at our Belmont location in Elkridge for outdoor adventures and nature-based learning in May. In this weekly series, children and their caregivers are invited for hikes and thoughtfully curated and child-led activities while exploring...
Volunteer spotlight: Camp interns

Volunteer spotlight: Camp interns

With great good cheer this summer, our camp interns handled hungry kids, bee stings and even pushy black rat snakes. Thanks to our whole crew of environmentally minded, thoroughly tolerant camp helpers. “Our summer environmental education interns have been hard...