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January 2020

Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Join volunteer Siobhan Percey who studied skunk cabbage and learned a lot about this unusual wetland inhabitant. Walk off-trail to visit this fascinating plant, in bloom, along the swamp edges. Wear boots that can get wet. Bring a small flashlight if you have one. For ages 12+. Free with $6 vehicle admission fee. Registration required: 410-741-9330 or email jugbay@aacounty.org Information

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Earth Optimism Lecture: How to Recycle More and Recycle Right

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD United States

In the kickoff lecture of the SERC 2020 Earth Optimism Lecture Series, Richard Bowen, the recycling program manager for Anne Arundel County, will answer questions about what can and can't be recycled in the county and break down the different services the county offers to help residents recycle more effectively. Come get an inside look at what happens to the items we throw out. Can't make the talk? Visit Anne Arundel County Recycling and Waste Reduction Division for more info on how to recycle…

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Webinar: Throwing Shade: Heat Islands, Public Health, and Clean Water

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cities like Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington, D.C. are full of asphalt parking lots, roads, and brick buildings whose hard, dark surfaces absorb the sun’s heat. With trapped heat and less trees and green spaces, these cities get hot. Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist of the Science Museum of Virginia, as he discusses his research on the urban heat island effect and recommendations on how policymakers can both improve the health of city residents while…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Presented by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the Earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see 10 award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Early bird tickets available October 15 - November 21,…

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Bacon Ridge Natural Area Hike

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Ridge Natural Area, 1700 Hawkins Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

An Almost-First-Day Hike 1-2 miles Kick off the new year and walk off those holiday treats with a hike at the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area in Crownsville. Arundel Rivers Federation and Scenic Rivers Land Trust are partnering to take you on a guided hike of this 1000+ acre protected, public asset at the heart of our county. Staff from each organization will be on hand to point out important ecological features of the area. The hike is open to…

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Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Spend an informative afternoon with the Maryland environmental community! Hear from advocates and elected officials about Maryland's environmental legislative priorities for the 2020 General Assembly session. Open to All - Free Admission/ | flyer Please register here: https://forms.gle/78Fz8NWEGWh4LJjQ7 Then plan on Continuing the Conversation at Green Drinks Annapolis. Details.

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Green Drinks Annapolis: Continue the Conversation

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Annapolis Market House, 25 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Join us to Continue the Conversation after the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit! There is so much to talk about with regard to the legislation environmentalists will pursue during this legislative session. At the Summit you'll learn about the legislation and hear from senators and delegates. At Green Drinks, at the Annapolis Market House meet legislators and those who will be on the front lines advocating for various bills. Learn how you can stay informed and involved.  Live music by Annapolis'…

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Teaching the Chesapeake: Lessons from the Last Half-Century

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Annapolis Maritime Museum Winter Lecture Series A discussion of the key lessons the speaker has learned from his 50 years of experience with the Bay as a journalist “Save the Bay” a discussion on everything from invasive species to better comprehending what the ‘pristine’ bay was and wasn’t What if knowledge no longer equals power, a distinct possibility in the case of climate inaction despite an immense amount of data Presenter: Tom Horton | Award-winning Author, Journalist, and Bay educator…

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February 2020

Bird Walk

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Learn the skills of identifying birds by sight and sound on a guided hike with an experienced birder. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. For ages: 12 and up. Fee: $6 per vehicle entrance fee Registration: Call 410-222-8006 or e-mail jugbay@aacounty.org. If e-mailing, please include program name, participant name(s), indicate adult or child, and contact phone number. Information

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Smoke by Day, Fire by Night: A History of Lighthouses including those of the Chesapeake Bay

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Annapolis Maritime Museum Winter Lecture Series Covers the history of lighthouses from the Ancient Egypt to modern automated beacons Illustrate their construction, technological development and cultural significance Examples include many Chesapeake Bay lighthouses as well as Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark Presenter: Ralph Eshelman | Historian and Author of several successful National Historic Landmark Nominations Information

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