Hands-on environmental education for your youngest crowd!

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce our Creepy Crawlers Garden Program for 2023

Crafted in line with Maryland’s Early Childhood Learning Standards, our classes are designed for 2- to 5-year-olds (accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural work in our Creepy Crawler Garden — through games, crafts, stories, and most importantly, hands-on participation.

Classes are held from 10:00 to 11:15 am, rain or shine. Everyone should dress for the weather.

 Space is limited.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

April 11: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With squishy worms and healthy soil, and the warmth of springtime sun.

May 9: From Seeds to Plants

Every plant has a secret! (Shhh—it’s seeds.)

June 13: Garden Creatures

The ants (and lady bugs, and bees, and aphids and slugs) go marching in, hurrah, hurrah!

July 11: Pick, Pull, Snap to Harvest

Pick, pull, snap your plants – ready to enjoy! Summer’s here; the fruit is ripe; it’s time to eat!

August 15: Use All Your Senses for Healthy Eating

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, and eyes and ears and mouth and nose—use all your senses to picks food that help you grow

September 12: Fall Planting

Hurry, hurry, hurry — we still have time to plant. Veggies and herbs, flowers too — the garden’s not done yet.

October 10: Stone Soup

Yikes, there’s a garden in my soup!

November 7: Harvest Celebration

Rock-a-bye garden, it’s time to sleep. Winter is coming, let’s celebrate!

For questions, please email Ashley Peris.