Owings Mills in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hodgepodge Lodge for a New Generation
"Miss Jean" was Maryland's own Pied Piper. Throughout the 1970s, children turned into Hodgepodge Lodge on MPT to learn about animals, plants, and all things nature. Creator and host Jean Worthley, along with her parrot Aurora, taught a generation to respect and protect nature.
But even after filming more than 1,000 episodes, Miss Jean knew that watching nature on TV was not enough. She wanted people to go outdoors! She was an early supporter of a new nature center called Irvine and served on our Board for many years.
In recognition of Jean's lifelong commitment to environmental education, Irvine joined with her friends to re-create her Hodgepodge Lodge for new generation. Hodgepodge Lodge II is a place where children might encounter live animals, record their discoveries in chalk, learn new songs, and enjoy interactive play with new friends. We believe Miss Jean would have approved.
— Hodgepodge Lodge theme song —
Erected by Irvine Nature Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Environment • Women.
Location. 39° 25.956′ N, 76° 45.757′ W. Marker is in Owings Mills, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Garrison Forest Road, 0.1 miles north of Caves Wood Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills MD 21117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lieutenant Milton Ernest Ricketts Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maryland State Veterans Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery-Garrison Forest (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory of William Maxwell Wood, MD (approx. ¾ mile away); Jewish Armed Forces Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gwynnbrook State Farm No. 1 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owings Mills.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.