Hands-on environmental education for our youngest crowd!

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce that our  Creepy Crawler classes will now be a weekly series!

Crafted in line with Maryland’s Early Childhood Learning Standards, our classes designed for 2-5 year olds–accompanied by an adult explore various topics of the natural world – from critters to composting–through games, crafts, live animals or artifacts, stories, and most importantly hands-on participation.

The new weekly format provides a more consistent experience for learning, socialization, and communication- skills crucial to school readiness- while parents and caregivers get the added benefit of meeting other parents and caregivers.  A win for everyone! Additionally, each class includes a home connection element to extend the fun beyond CBEC.

Creepy Crawler classes are open to 2-5 year olds accompanied by an adult.  Classes are held Thursdays from 10:00 am-11:15 am.  Each class involves story time, craft, hike, live animals (or artifacts), and a snack.  Creepy Crawlers is held rain or shine and everyone should dress for the weather.  All hikes will be stroller-accessible. 

 Space is limited.

Pre-registration and Pre-payment are required.



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February 10 ( FULL), 24 – Busy Beavers! Let’s find out why the beaver is often referred to as nature’s own engineer. The beaver has an innate ability to construct dams—a feat that no creature apart from humans is able to achieve. We will take a short hike to check out a beavers work first hand!

March 17 (FULL), 31 – Tadpoles and Frogs: Investigate the life cycle of our amphibian friends, identify the frogs that call CBEC their home and dip net in our pond to try and catch one!

April 14 (FULL) , 28 – Snails, Slugs and Grubs: Examine the differences and similarities of these invertebrates, explore why slime is important and go on a dead log scavenger hunt!

For questions, please contact Ashley Peris:  aperis@bayrestoration.org