Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

13555 Beaver Dam Rd
Cockeysville MD  21030

Phone: (410) 887-1815

Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer corporation created to support the Oregon Ridge Nature Center and Park. Council members work with the staff of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks to provide programs for the public ranging from conservation to natural history, including festivals, seasonal programs, topical seminars, and trail walks. The Council provides funds for exhibits, displays, personnel, supplies, and for scholarships. Members of the ORNC Council are the first to receive our seasonal calendars and newsletters and are eligible for discounts on programs and on some gift shop items. To join the Council or to donate visit our web site at www.OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org/join.php .

A 1,000+ acre park located in Cockeysville, Maryland, with a nature center and hiking trails. This page managed by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council.

Visit our Nature Center and Park in northern Baltimore County to see live animals and hike our many trails. For more information visit http://oregonridgenaturecenter.org .

Provide engaging educational and recreational opportunities in nature that will instill a sense of wonder, promote environmental stewardship, and create a lasting legacy of positive choices in our own backyards, Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Business Information


Founded: 1985
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Park

Hours

Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Events

Shoots and Letters - What lives in the trees?

Shoots and Letters - What lives in the trees?
10:00 am - 05/31/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - What lives in the trees? Thursday, May 31; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt...

Music in the Woods

Music in the Woods
02:00 pm - 06/02/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Music in the Woods Saturday, June 2; 2 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the season with music in the beautiful setting of Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy this family-friendly festival...

Past Events

Full Strawberry Moon Night Hike

Full Strawberry Moon Night Hike
07:00 pm - 05/26/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Full Strawberry Moon Night Hike Saturday, May 26; 7 – 9 p.m. Join us for a night hike and campfire at the time of the Full Strawberry Moon. Dress for a short,...

Shoots and Letters - What lives under logs?

Shoots and Letters - What lives under logs?
10:00 am - 05/24/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - What lives under logs? Thursday, May 24; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt...

ORNC Council Speaker Series – The View Below

ORNC Council Speaker Series – The View Below
07:30 pm - 05/21/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council Speaker Series – The View Below: Amazing Sights in Our Everyday Streams Monday, May 21; 7:30 p.m. Keith Williams, Executive...

Spring Campout

Spring Campout
06:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Spring Campout Saturday, May 19; 6 p.m. thru Sunday, May 20; 9 a.m. Pack your bags for a relaxing campout in the comfort of Oregon Ridge Park. Bring your own tent,...

Native Plant Swap

Native Plant Swap
01:00 pm - 05/19/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Native Plant Swap Saturday, May 19; 1 - 3 p.m. It's time to split your native perennials. Bring your extras to the park and trade with others. We'll have identification...

Shoots and Letters - Turtles

Shoots and Letters - Turtles
10:00 am - 05/17/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - Turtles Thursday, May 11; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little...

Amphibian Walk

Amphibian Walk
02:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Amphibian Walk Wednesdays, March 21, April 18 and May 16; 2 - 3 p.m. Join a naturalist and visit our wetlands to listen for calling frogs and toads. You’ll learn...

Nature Book Club – The Tide

Nature Book Club – The Tide
07:00 pm - 05/14/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Nature Book Club – The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth by Hugh Aldersey-Williams Monday, May 14; 7 - 8 p.m. Understand the science...

Mother's Day Story, Walk and Tea

Mother's Day Story, Walk and Tea
01:00 pm - 05/13/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Mother’s Day Story, Walk and Tea Saturday or Sunday, May 12 or 13; 1 – 2:30 p.m. Does your mother talk to trees? If she does (or if she doesn’t), bring her,...

Mother's Day Story, Walk and Tea

Mother's Day Story, Walk and Tea
01:00 pm - 05/12/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Mother’s Day Story, Walk and Tea Saturday or Sunday, May 12 or 13; 1 – 2:30 p.m. Does your mother talk to trees? If she does (or if she doesn’t), bring her,...

Morning Bird Walk

Morning Bird Walk
08:30 am - 05/11/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Morning Bird Walk Friday, May 11; 8:30 - 10 a.m. The early bird gets the most sightings. Join a Naturalist for this early morning bird walk on the second Friday...

Shoots and Letters - Snakes

Shoots and Letters - Snakes
10:00 am - 05/10/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - Snakes Thursday, May 10; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little...

Rock On! Painted Rocks

Rock On! Painted Rocks
01:00 pm - 05/05/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Rock On! Painted Rocks Saturday, May 5; 1 - 3 p.m. Painting and hiding rocks as a play it forward game is the hottest new social media movement. Join us and our...

Bookworm Story Time

Bookworm Story Time
11:00 am - 05/04/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Bookworm Story Time First Friday of every month May 4; 11 - 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature story with the storyteller’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter,...

Shoots and Letters - Pollinators

Shoots and Letters - Pollinators
10:00 am - 05/03/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - Pollinators Thursday, May 3; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little...

Frog Songs Night Hike

Frog Songs Night Hike
07:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Frog Songs Night Hike Saturday, April 28; 7 - 9 p.m. Enjoy our amphibian chorus and a nearly-full moon on this Spring night hike and learn about why and where our...

Dulcimer Workshop

Dulcimer Workshop
07:00 pm - 04/26/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Dulcimer Workshop Thursdays, April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; 7 - 9 p.m. Join enthusiast Dave Erhardt at this dulcimer gathering. You only need an interest in this...

Shoots and Letters - Trees

Shoots and Letters - Trees
10:00 am - 04/26/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Shoots and Letters - Trees Thursday, April 26; 10 - 11 a.m. Come plant the seeds of knowledge while learning basic skills and playing in the dirt with your little...

Beyond the Basics in Vegetable Gardening

Beyond the Basics in Vegetable Gardening
06:30 pm - 04/24/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Beyond the Basics in Vegetable Gardening with Master Gardener Norman Cohen Tuesday, April 24; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Want to build on your knowledge from last year’s...

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
10:00 am - 04/22/2018

At Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Saturday or Sunday, April 21 or 22; 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Follow the clues and the map on this self-guided hike around the park to learn about...

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