Find a New Boredom Buster
Globetrotting, bird watching, beekeeping and art-making. It may be near impossible to stay bored for long with this week’s lineup of online events and activities. What’s keeping you engaged these days? Email us: [email protected]
Journey Through Ancient Egypt
Dreaming of travel? Fuel your wanderlust with a live lecture on Egypt. The nonprofit cultural exchange group World Artists Experiences presents a series of live lectures on the culture of Egypt in their upcoming Ambassador Series. The first lecture, Journey Through Ancient Egypt, is presented by Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, professor of Egyptology in the Dept. of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, at Ain Shams University in Cairo, chairman of the Archaeology Sector Committee of the Supreme Council of Universities and head of the excavation mission at El Matareya (ancient Heliopolis) in Cairo.
Attend via Zoom, May 28, 5pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89823386427pwd=YXRwN0pzMDdUWDBjZFN1Y2drbWFMdz09 Meeting ID: 898 2338 6427 Password: 024367
We Are All Obsessed with Birds Now
Admit it, you have been watching the daily activity at your bird feeders during the pandemic, haven’t you? Take your newfound hobby to the next level by learning about the Mysteries and Marvels of Bird Migration, presented by Chris Eberly, executive director of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership. This virtual meeting of Annapolis Café Scientifique explores how tiny birds navigate thousands of miles with no rest, no refueling, no water – and no GPS. This webinar is being hosted by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green.
Watch via Zoom, May 28, 6:15pm:
Meeting ID: 898 6945 0756 Password: 987304
What’s the Buzz?
Are you interested in beekeeping? Learn how to get started and what is involved in an online introduction to beekeeping, hosted by the University of Maryland Extension Service in Carroll County and Lower Shore Agriculture. Pre-register to receive links and passwords to join during two online events.
Monday, June 1, noon: https://go.umd.edu/mondaybyf
Thursday, June 4, 7pm: https://go.umd.edu/thursdayfarming
Green Queen’s Art Scene
Join the Green Queen in the virtual artLAB at Annmarie Garden in Solomons for a session of Virtual Eco-Art. Reduce, recycle, reuse common household items while learning fun art and craft techniques. Great for kids, each session is a stand-alone class and you can sign up for as many as you like and pay what you can. The class is held every Thursday, 2-3pm. After you rsvp, you will receive a link to the virtual classroom and a short supply list.
Rising Tide at Home
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels has begun offering virtual sessions of its free Rising Tide After-School Program. At 3:30pm every Thursday, students in grades six to nine are invited to log on and work with CBMM educators to learn a variety of at-home lessons, covering everything from how to create origami to understanding buoyancy and displacement. Most sessions also include a virtual field trip, inviting students to experience other places and cultures without ever having to leave their living rooms.
Upcoming lessons will include activities like building cardboard boats, participating in a green energy scavenger hunt, and learning about boatbuilding tools from a mystery guest. New students are welcome to join these virtual classes whether they’ve previously participated in Rising Tide or not.
Register by email [email protected]