Current Programs

Brookside Nature Center offers quality programs featuring the natural and cultural history of Montgomery County and the surrounding region.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Do you have a new, fancy camera that’s still sitting in its box because you’re afraid to use it? This one-day introductory course is designed for those who may have been intimidated by instruction manuals that span hundreds of pages, but still yearn to get “out there” and capture great images of the natural world.

You will discover the fundamentals of camera operation, controls, composition and the concepts at the heart of all good photography: exposure and light quality. Brookside Nature Center will provide you the perfect canvas to get outside and capture images of nature.

The course will be led by Dennis O’Keefe, a local Maryland photographer with over ten years’ experience in digital photography. Mr. O’Keefe’s landscape and nature photography has been exhibited in art galleries in Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia.

For ages 16 and up.
September 24th, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $25

Camp Inn at Brookside Nature Center!

Looking for a great overnight adventure for your scouts, Green Team, church, birthday party or neighborhood group? Come to Brookside Nature Center for a Camp Inn! Your overnight package of nature fun includes:

  • Overnight lodging in the nature center (bring your sleeping gear).
  • Evening campfire with marshmallow roasting and an activity.
  • Nocturnal wildlife walk with one of our experienced naturalists.
  • Tailor-made naturalist program for your group.

Camp Inn begins Saturday night at 5:30pm and ends Sunday at 9am.
Fee: $30 per person, with one adult for every five children.
For more details, call 301-962-1492.

Current Programs at Brookside Nature Center

See all Montgomery Parks’ programs in the Montgomery County GUIDE to Parks and Recreation Programs.

Last Updated: August 4, 2016