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November 2020

American Indian Tribes of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay

November 10 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Chesapeake Bay region is steeped in the history of its indigenous tribes. Considering the essential role American Indians have played in the Chesapeake Bay, the importance of understanding that history cannot be overstated. Many different tribes live in the Chesapeake region, and their social, cultural, and political identities are extremely varied and complex. That includes different languages, distinct cultures, and a history of varied political structures and alliances. Today, there are tens of thousands of people in Maryland, Pennsylvania,…

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The Environment and Our Health

November 10 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Never in recent history have we been more concerned about our health. The connections between environmental health and our own personal health are often over-looked, misunderstood or downplayed. Dr.Veda Maany will discuss how wise land use and habitat conservation benefits our medical health. Specifically, she will address various infectious diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile virus, Covid-19, and more. She will also draw connections between environmental health and our mental well-being. Learn more

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Assessing Coastal Risks and Enhancing Resilience: A Virtual Seminar Series

November 11 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory for this virtual fall seminar series. Scientists from around the globe will share their challenges, work, and results in these 30 minute seminars, followed by discussion. Seminars will be Wednesdays at 11am. To view and register for this virtual scientific seminar series on coastal risk and resilience click here.

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Protecting Nature, Strengthening Communities: The Role of Land Conservation in Climate Resilience

November 11 at 2:00 pm

Part of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Fall Speaker Series: Climate Change in the Chesapeake About this session: As sea level rises, temperatures warm, and precipitation patterns change, it is imperative that we protect land and natural resources across the Delmarva Peninsula. Jim Bass, Coastal Resilience Program Manager at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC), will discuss the role of land conservation in the region’s climate adaptation work, which forms the cornerstone of ESLC’s newest and largest initiative: Delmarva Oasis. About the series: With…

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2020 Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) ​Reflections Webinar Series

November 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Join colleagues from across the Patuxent River Watershed every Thursday between October 29 and November 19 for weekly talks on one of four topics that the community has listed as most interesting: Science Communication, Climate Change, Streams, and Wetlands. The planning committee is finalizing the speaker schedule and will send registration information for these webinars by the end of September. PAXCON planners are always looking to grow the network of people interested in learning more about the Patuxent River and…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Plastic

November 12 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There are many benefits that plastic has provided over the years. In 2020 we are surrounded by plastic in our homes, and almost all of our food is packaged in it. Plastic litters our local roads and waterways as well as creating extreme pollution problems all over the world. This free presentation dives into the alarming effects that plastic has on our health as well as our environment. While this is disturbing, there are many steps each of us can…

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“Tails” of Hello and Good-bye: Extirpated and Introduced Mammals of Maryland

November 12 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM). Populations of plants and animals in any given environment are always in flux. Change is the only constant. Maryland used to be home to animals that have gone extinct, such as the saber-toothed tiger, or have been extirpated, meaning a local extinction like the gray wolf or elk. While some animals leave, others arrive either through natural or manmade actions (nutria, black-tailed jackrabbit). Join Steve Sheffield, professor of biology at Bowie…

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Environmental Justice During a Syndemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Change

November 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum presents this talk as part of its Fall Speaker Series: Climate Change in the Chesapeake. In America, COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting people of color with higher morbidity and mortality rates, but this is not the only pandemic impacting these populations. The nation’s most polluted and high poverty areas are often highly racially segregated, contributing to another pandemic: the differential impacts of climate change. Dr. Sacoby Wilson, University of Maryland Associate Professor of Applied Environmental Health, will highlight…

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2020 Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) ​Reflections Webinar Series

November 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Join colleagues from across the Patuxent River Watershed every Thursday between October 29 and November 19 for weekly talks on one of four topics that the community has listed as most interesting: Science Communication, Climate Change, Streams, and Wetlands. The planning committee is finalizing the speaker schedule and will send registration information for these webinars by the end of September. PAXCON planners are always looking to grow the network of people interested in learning more about the Patuxent River and…

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Nature’s Puzzle: The Interconnectedness of the Natural World

November 25 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Capital Naturalist Alonso Abugattas provides an in-depth look at how pieces of the nature puzzle fit together. Information

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