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Welcome to the Fair Hill Nature Center
Our mission is to promote responsible stewardship through an appreciation and understanding of our environment.
Check the map for location and directions.


Without the support of membership dues, the Nature Center couldn't function. A great community organization deserves great support from those who care about the environment. If you’re a member who has already renewed recently, THANK YOU! If you would like to join or renew your membership, either send a check to “Fair Hill Nature Center” or make on online donation. Categories are:
$15 Student/Senior
$20 Individual
$35 Family
$100 Business
$200 Patron
$500 Life Member/Benefactor
This is how we keep the Fair Hill Nature Center a thriving community service. Please make sure you’re a part of this effort! (Info here

FYI. David Francis, retired Professor of Biology at the University of Delaware is conducting a plant inventory of the Fair Hill NRMA. Here is his current list (caution, file may be too large for a dial-up connection). GPS positions and locations on the 1998 Fair Hill Trail Map are included. Updated Oct 11, 2012

Support the Fair Hill Nature Center by shopping online Visit our partner iGive.com and a portion of your purchase will be contributed to the Nature Center.
Total Funds Raised through iGive: $1113.64
Total Members Participating: 20


"WISH LIST" If you have any of the following new or good-condition-used items and you'd like to donate them to them Nature Center, many grateful people would thank you!
*Energy efficient storm door
*Hot laminator
*200 collecting nets
*Portable CD player
*Empty coffee cans
* Socks: plain white preferable- kids size grade 2nd -5th
*Sweat pants- kids sizes 6-12

Upcoming Events

October 11 A Sip in Fall - Wine Tasing and Dinner Event, our Autumn Fundraisert (details)

Teaching Position Available

Job Title: Teacher/Naturalist

Date Issued: 7/21/2014

Job Overview:

Permanent part-time position. Design and teach an environmental based curriculum for the various grade levels that attend the Fair Hill Nature Center School. This supports the direction given to them by the Education Director and CEO/Executive Director.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaches classes to grade levels as assigned by Educational Director of the nature school that meet Cecil County Environmental Education requirements
Design and implement new curriculum as needed
Maintain trails, exhibits and equipment
Assist in training new teachers and/or volunteers when required
Assist with education administrative duties
Assist with general nature center tasks when needed
Maintain clean and healthy work environment at Nature Center
Teach and participate in summer camps and outreach programs
Assist with development and implementation of adult programming
Assist with membership programs as needed.
Must be available for occasional evening and weekend family programming

Job Requirements (Knowledge, skills, training, and education)

Bachelor Degree required
Knowledge of environmental science
Teaching training or equivalent in experience
Child development knowledge or experience
Basic computer skills to supplement programs
Must be willing to complete MAEOE Certification

Working Conditions:

Classroom (Nature Center or visiting facilities) and outdoors on trails in various weather conditions throughout the year.
25 to 30 hours per week – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with occasional evenings or Saturday program. Approximately 44 weeks per year.
Fun, supportive work environment with no homework to correct.

United Way The following United Way codes can be used to designate a donation to The Fair Hill Nature Center. In Maryland: 260, Delaware: 5906, Southern Chester County: please use our Tax ID # 52-1667529, Address: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton MD 21921

Sign up for our email list. If you would like to receive the latest news by email concerning events held at the Nature Center, send a message to fairhillnature@verizon.net with the subject "Add to list"verizon.net

Normal Hours of Operation
Weekdays from mid-March until mid-June and late-August until the end of November, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekdays from mid-June until end of July, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (closed week of July 4th)
Also, during other hours, weekends and other non-open days, Board members and staff who are working at the Center (which is quite often) usually open the doors so the public can visit.

Information for the
Board of Directors

630 Tawes Drive
Elkton, MD 21921

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, email or call (410) 398-4909.
© 2014 Fair Hill Environmental Foundation, Inc.

Last Modified: 8/12/2014

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