Carrie Murray Nature Center

The Carrie Murray Nature Center is located inside the 1216-acre historic Gwynns Falls and Leakin Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. The park is home to a variety of wildlife such as as well as hawks, owls, deer, fox, raccoons, beavers, opossums, turtles, and a wide range of songbirds. Explore Baltimore’s diverse natural environment in the meadows, marshlands, springs, and wetlands. Nature programs aim to teach groups about watershed and stream conservation, recycling, plant and tree identification, gardening, proper pet choice and care, birds and insects, and more. Activities include nature hikes and role playing animals to understand predator/prey relationships.

Contact Info
Address: 1901 Ridgetop Rd., Baltimore, MD 21207. Baltimore County. Tel: 410-396-0808. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue