Nature Connections help you and yours explore and connect with nature.

Inside a seed is an embryo, which is a tiny plant, and the endosperm, which are small leaves which supply the embryo food. The outside of the seed has a seed coat, which protects the embryo from injury or drying out. There are many different kinds of seeds. Some plants make a lot of seeds, some make only a few. Seeds are often hard and very small, but some are larger, like the coconut. Join us to learn more…. The program is free, but for planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP.

ABOUT NATURE CONNECTIONS: Nature Connections is a signature program offered to you by the Natural History Society of Maryland with financial support from Constellation Energy. Programs are held on select Sundays are free* and open to the public (COVID rules in effect – see below). Each Nature Connection focuses on a different natural history topic. Programs are free, but we ask that you RSVP for planning purposes.

Learn from presentations and displays from local experts and organizations • Explore specimens and artifacts from natural history collections • Hear about related citizen science projects • Talk to scientists who can answer your questions and guide your discoveries of the natural world • Enjoy games, art, crafts, stories, music, and drama for all ages


The Natural History Society of Maryland, Inc. Indoor Covid-19 Protocols
The Natural History Society of Maryland, Inc. is a science-based organization. We have adopted the following requirements for in-person, in-building events.

Wear a facemask over nose and mouth (preferably KN-95).
Pass temperature check via infrared thermometer and be free of covid-19 symptoms.

Follow spacing requirements for event.
Be fully vaccinated or tested negative for covid-19 within 24 hours.
We set forth these rules to ensure that everyone understands what we are requiring to keep our members and participants safe. During the pendency of covid-19 infections in USA, we will adjust these requirements as deemed appropriate based on current information about covid-19.