Featured Environmental Studies/Nature Centers

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center offers Anne Arundel County students year-round opportunities to experience the natural environment. The Outdoor Education programs at Arlington Echo use environmental and outdoor learning to enhance, extend and enrich classroom curriculum. Address: 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville, Maryland 21108. Tel: 410-222-3822. Cost: 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. Address: 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.

C&O Canal Hancock Visitors Center

439 East Main Street. Hancock, MD. 301-491-0149. Nestled along the towpath at milepost 123 in Hancock, Maryland, the 220-year old home is illustrative of life on the canal. Call for more information.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) MD Location

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) fights for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF offers many one-day and residential opportunities for students in MD, VA, DC, and PA to get outside and learn about the wonders of the Bay region. Address: 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. Tel: 800-445-5572. Cost: Fee.

Chesapeake Biological Lab Visitor Center

Charles Street. Solomons, MD. 410-326-7443. The oldest state-supported marine laboratory on the East Coast. Call for more 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.

Deep Creek Discovery Center

At the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center students can put their hands in a black bear paw print, touch fossils from times long gone, and sneak a peek under a microscope to learn about Deep Creek Lake's under-water ecology, and much more. Address: 898 State Park Road, Swanton, MD 21561. Tel: 301-387-7067. Cost: Free.

Discovery Village

4800 Atwell Road. Shady Side, MD. 410-867-2100. An educational facility showcasing the beauty, majesty and eco-system of the Chesapeake Bay. Call for more information.