Family & Children’s Programs

 Below are just a few of the amazing programs we normally offer throughout the year.  Contact us if you have any questions and we can’t wait to see you!

Owl Prowl

Join us after dark to search the woods of Eden Mill for some of Maryland’s native owls and wildlife!

Learn about these incredible creatures while we call them, and track them through the woods.

Age Restricted Program: 8 and over; 15 and under with a registered adult

Programmer: Jill 

$12/member or $14/non-member

Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series

Winter Registration Now Open!

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape.

Programmer: Laura 

Ages 2-5 with an adult

 Tuesdays This Winter

Session 1: 9:45 am – 10:45 am  

Session 2: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm                                      

 $9/member; or $11/non-member per date

 

  • January 31: Special Snowflakes
  • February 14: Spread the Love
  • February 28: Tracks and Traces
Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series

Spring Registration Coming Soon!

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape.

Programmer: Laura

Ages 2-5 with an adult

 Tuesdays This Spring

Session 1: 9:45 am – 10:45 am  

Session 2: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm                                      

 $9/member; or $11/non-member per date

 

  • March 7:
Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Saturday, April 22 7:30-10:00 pm

Join Adam Elliott, a professional storyteller, licensed educator, historical researcher, and paranormal investigator, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt featuring cutting-edge tech equipment.  Enjoy some chilling local ghost stories, hear and see paranormal evidence collected at past investigations, and participate in guided ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting).

 Programmer: Adam Elliott

Age Restricted Program: Ages 10 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$12/member; $17/non-member

Owl Prowl

Join us after dark to search the woods of Eden Mill for some of Maryland’s native owls and wildlife!

Learn about these incredible creatures while we call them, and track them through the woods.

Age Restricted Program: 8 and over; 15 and under with a registered adult

Programmer: Jill Kane

$12/member or $14/non-member

Programs

Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips

Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and select Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This canoe trip is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Bring your family, group, or a friend and enjoy the wildness of Deer Creek.

Age Restricted Program: 6 and older.

  • 6-8 years: 1 adult : 1 child
  • 9-15 years: 1 adult : 2 children

 $12/member or child; $15/ non-members

Minimum of 2 participants per canoe

Summer-Camp

Summer Camp At Eden Mill

Join us for a summer camp adventure at Eden Mill! Meet the critters in the nature center, explore the park, the creek, the wetlands, and make memories with new friends.

Ages 6-11

9am-3pm

 

Wee Wonders Summer 2021

Wee Wonders Summer

A multi day program for your wee one. Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Each day we will enjoy nature games and activities, a story, craft and a hike exploring the landscape.
exploring the landscape.

Programmer: Laura Seiple

Ages 2-5 with an adult

$63/member, $52 member sibling or $78/non-member

Parks and Rec Programs at Eden Mill

Preschool Programs!
Hearts and Nature Party: Saturday, February 11 from 10:00am-11:00am.
Homeschool Programs!
Nature Homeschool- Survival Skills: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, and 25 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
January Nature Art Homeschool: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, and 25 from 12:15pm- 2:00pm.
Nature Homeschool- Tracks and Trails: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm.
February Nature Art Homeschool: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, and 22 from 12:15pm-2:00pm.

Family Programs
Morning Bird Stroll: Saturday, January 7 from 11:00am-12:00pm.
Winter Gardening: Saturday, January 14 from 10:00am-11:30am.
Maple Sugaring: Saturday, February 18 from 10:00am-11:00am.

Youth Programs!
Soil Science: Saturday, January 21 from 9:00am-10:30am.
Winter Snow Party: Saturday, January 28 from 10:30am-12:00pm.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!: Saturday, February 4 from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Family Feed Programs!
Every Tuesday at a time of your choosing!

MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band or tag around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number

Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. Select dates in the spring and fall.  Free.  All ages.

If you have found or harvested a banded bird, please report it at www.reportband.gov. You’ll need the band number, or numbers, if the bird has more than one band.

Richard Anderson’s Creature Features

Contact us for more information about this program

Eden Mill is proud to partner with Richard Anderson to make his Creature Features low cost education programs available to Maryland school students.