June 12, 2021
Session 1 - 10am to 12pm
Session 2 - 1pm to 3pm

Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117


Get some fresh air and explore the great outdoors with a guided tour of Irvine's impressive woodland and meadow ecosystems and learn ways to preserve our planet. This event is part of MPT's NEA Big Read program featuring Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. 

This event is FREE but advance registration is required. In an effort to maintain social distancing and ensure proper scheduling, a $3 refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Each hike time slot is limited to 10 people. Hikes set off every 30 minutes and are guided by an Irvine educator. 

Please note: Social distancing and onsite questionnaire are required. Attending participants are not required to wear masks while on the program but those who would feel more comfortable wearing them, absolutely can. Indoor bathrooms will be available for participants to use. Anyone entering the building must be masked while inside. The exhibit hall will be closed.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. For more information about MPT's NEA Big Read program, please visit


  • How long is the hike? The hike is approximately a quarter mile in the shaded forest.
  • How strenuous is the hike? The path is completely mulched and quite flat so it shouldn’t be too strenuous for the average participant.
  • Is this hike okay for children to attend? Yes!
  • Are strollers allowed? Yes, but please note that the trails are only about two people wide and would recommend having an “all terrain” stroller that can handle going over the mulch.

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Select the number of people in your party in your desired time slot.  Please remember the $3 per person is a refundable deposit to hold your space.  You will receive your deposit at check in, along with some other great giveaways.  

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I understand that my deposit will be refunded at event check in. If I do not attend the event at my scheduled time, I am forfeiting my deposit.

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