Exploring Nature

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Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is an ideal destination for camp groups wanting an educational experience with wildlife. 2880 Gray’s Rd., Prince Frederick, MD 0678. Tel: 410-535-5327. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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Assateague Island National Seashore

At Assateague Island students can explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. The park features beautiful wild horses, biking, camping, horseback riding, shell collecting, shellfishing, swimming, and more. 11800 Marsh View Lane, Berlin, MD 21811. Tel: 410-641-1441. Cost: Free.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

302 Powder Mill Road # Barc-E. Beltsville, MD. 301-504-9403. Beltsville's record of accomplishments and ongoing programs has made it a world leader in agriculture research. Contact for tour information.

Chesapeake Farms

7319 Remington Drive. Chestertown, MD. 410-778-8400. Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Self-guided Activities, Guided Activities. 3,300 acres devoted to the development, evaluation, and demonstration of advanced agricultural practices and wildlife management techniques.COST: Free. REGION: Kent County.

Cranesville Subartic Swamp

Cranesville Rd and Lake Ford Road. Oakland, MD. 301-387-4386. This small piece of forest and bog remained after the Ice Age and is home to unique species of plants and animals. Free.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores near Flag Ponds Nature Park. To the sharp-eyed visitor, sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils may be found along the park's shoreline. Address: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657. Tel: 410-586-1477. Cost: Fee.

Pickering Creek Audubon Center

11450 Audubon Lane, Easton, MD 21601. 410-822-4903. A 400-acre working farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Free.