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Environment

Lunch and Science with the West River Sailing Club

Event Date:  February 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:30pm Smithsonian biologist Tuck Hines talks about the Chesapeake's blue crabs after lunch at the West River Sailing Club. The seminar is free; lunch and open bar are available for a fee. Contact Cyrena Simons (410-867-7793; riverhousers@gmail.com) for details or to RSVP. Lunch: 12-1:30 pm Seminar: 2-3:30 pm www.westriversc.org Location West River Sailing Club 4800 Riverside Drive, Galesville, MD 20765 United States See map: Google Maps

Watershed Steward Orientation • free

Learn what it takes to join the 5-month long course leading to certification as a Master Watershed Steward in this orientation. 6:30pm at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville: 410-222-3822; or email: setgen@aacps.org.

Watershed Steward Orientation • free

Learn what it takes to join the 5-month long course leading to certification as a Master Watershed Steward in this orientation. 6:30pm at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville: 410-222-3822; email setgen@aacps.org.

Worth the Trip to Preserve Land • free

Land owners in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties learn how to preserve land and equity in a workshop presented by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission. 6-8pm at SMECO Auditorium, Hughesville; rsvp: 301-274-1922 ext 1; or email gbowen@smadc.com.

Bowie Green Expo

Event Date:  April 13, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm Learn why and how to live more sustainably and healthfully from our 40 exhibitors, speakers, and children’s activities with animals from farms and forests and face painting. Visitors making a tax-deductible contribution to the Bowie Food Pantry will receive a free gift of Nature Photography from Richard Arnold while supplies last. Gift will be determined by amount of donation. Free Admission. Go to www.BowieGreenExpo.org for more information. Contact BowieGreenExpo@verizon.net Location Kenhill Center 2614 Kenhill Dr. Bowie, MD 20715 United States See map: Google Maps

Bats & Bacardi

Event Date:  April 11, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Join your friends at Irvine Nature Center at we delve into the nocturnal world of bats. We’ll focus on the bats found in Maryland, their behavior and ecology, and debunk some of the common myths surrounding these wonderful – not scary – creatures. For those a bit timid, we’ll have plenty of rum beforehand! Presentation by Irvine’s Naturalist Sara Mills. Beverages, cocktails and a simple dinner will be served. Sorry, no children at this event. Thursday, April 11, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $15 members, $20 non-members & guests Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road United States See map: Google Maps

Migration & Margaritas

Event Date:  March 7, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm Join your friends at Irvine Nature Center for an evening of food, drink and fascinating facts about the marvels of bird migration. Learn how some of your own backyard birds can fly thousands of miles to Mexico (the land of Margaritas) without a map or compass – a truly remarkable achievement! Presentation by Irvine’s Director of Education Rob Mardiney. Beverages, cocktails and a simple dinner will be served. Sorry, no children at this event. Thursday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $15 members, $20 non-members & guests