Environmentally Speaking: A Lecture Series at CBEC January – April 2016

Join us for the 2016 Program, which will feature a series of talks on the Wildlife of CBEC and the Chesapeake Bay Region.  All ages are welcome.

The Program will be held in CBEC’s Education Building in Grasonville, MD.  The talks will be on Wednesdays, at 7:00 pm, lasting approximately 1 ½ hours.  Cost will be $8/session for CBEC Members; $10 for non-Members; and free for students with an ID.  Light refreshments will be served.  Reservations are requested, but not required.  Please call 410-827-6694 or e-mail to knelson@bayrestoration.org to make a reservation.

Wednesday, January 27    Leslie Sturges: Come Meet a Bat

Did you know that bats are common in our area, and help control the insect population? Leslie Sturges, a naturalist, bat rehabilitation specialist, and former zookeeper, will talk about bats in the Chesapeake area, their seasonally-varied lives, conservation threats and needs for the future. She is President of the Save Lucy Campaign, an organization that provides conservation education and has rehabilitated over 1,000 native bats. Live bats will be present!

Wednesday, March 9     Kate Livie: Oysters and the Bay – Ties that Bind     Rescheduled from Feb

Kate Livie is a writer, historian, and Education Director of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  She is the author of a new book titled “Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and its Future”.  Her presentation will cover the history, culture and future of the Bay’s beloved bivalve, and how the oyster has connected the Bay’s people, economy, and culture for thousands of years, as well as current restoration efforts.

Wednesday, March 16    Andi Pupke: Monarchs – Butterfly Royalty

Andi Pupke, a Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage Naturalist, will describe her research on Monarch butterflies, and discuss concerns with their 90% population loss over the last 20 years.  Learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures, and their amazing and unique 2000-mile migrations between the Chesapeake and Mexico.  She will also cover habitat restoration steps which you can easily undertake in your own backyard.

Wednesday, April 20    Judy Wink: Long and Short Legs

Judy Wink, Executive Director of CBEC, will close the 2016 Series with her presentation on three common herons of the Eastern Shore: the Great Blue Heron, the Green-Backed Heron, and the Black-Crowned Night Heron. Little known facts, a bit of humor and lots of basics on these three waders’ commonalities and differences will be covered, with a visual tour of photos to illustrate.

Speaker Series Registration

Please register here for any of the 2016 Environmentally Speaking Lecture Series. Any questions, email knelson@bayrestoration.org or call 410-827-6694.
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