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Robinson Nature Center gardening volunteer

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Robinson Nature Center (Howard County Rec

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

We have gardening opportunities every Thursday and Saturday morning, weather permitting.
We typically run gardening April - June and September - December.
You will need to apply to be a volunteer, complete a background check, and completed required online training that will take 1-1.5 hours before you can garden. We do not accept drop ins.
Application can be found at:


Groups are also able to volunteer for just one day or several times per year.

Properly worn masks and physical distancing required.

Email Monica Horan at mhoran@howardcountymd.gov with questions!

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About Robinson Nature Center (Howard County Rec


6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of our natural resources and to bridge the gap between people and nature. By inspiring sound environmental awareness, we promote responsible stewardship of all of our natural resources and strive to connect people of all ages with nature through experience-based education.


We are a unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Geothermal heating/air-conditioning, porous paving, solar panels, innovative water conservation methods and a host of other features make this building environmentally-friendly and have earned it the LEED Certified Platinum designation. Each year, the Center runs over 420 programs including field trips, public programs, birthday parties, home school and scout programs. This Center was made a reality through the foresight and generosity of James and Anne Robinson. The Center continues to be partially supported by the James & Anne Robinson Foundation and is owned and operated by the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


6692 Cedar LaneColumbia, MD 21044



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Special Needs
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per shift, 5 hours minimum per year

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