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December Events at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

December Events at CBEC

Creepy Crawlers:  Nature Program

December 4th and 5th at 10:00am

Oh Deer!

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Does Rudolph live in Maryland?  No, but his cousin the White Tail does.  Learn the similarities and differences!
.Cost is $3 to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
https://www.bayrestoration.org/creepy-crawlers/

Guided Hikes
December 14th, 1pm
Scat, Bones, Tracks
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Join us for a guided hike on CBEC’s Lake Trail for this unique opportunity to discover some of the natural features and treasures found on our property. This guided hike is focusing on Scat, Bones, and Tracks left in the habitats for us to discover and learn about the life styles of those who provided the “leftovers” all while walking a 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula.  There is a half-way rest stop with restroom accessibility.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-19/

Guided Hikes
December 23rd, 1pm
Evergreen Tree Id and Holiday Swag Making
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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with CBEC!  Join our naturalists along a walk around our ponds stopping to identify common evergreen trees.  Learn some interesting folklore about each tree and discover adaptations that they have to endure the long, cold winters.  We will stop to trim the tree of some branches for making swags.  Swags are decorative bundles of Evergreen tied together with a festive bow to accent your home symbolizing the winter solstice celebration of life still thriving in the dark, cold times of winter!

Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-20/

Creepy Crawlers:  Preschool Gardening Program
December 18th at 10:00am
“Beautiful, Beneficial Bees”

Bees
Learn about the importance of bees and help make a bee hotel for our garden.

Cost is $3 to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip: https://www.bayrestoration.org/preschool-gardening/

Critters and Cocktails January-April 2018
Registration is now open!
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Join us for the 2018 season, which will feature a series of talks on wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region uniquely paired with sponsored beverages and appetizers!

The program will be held in CBEC’s Education Building in Grasonville, MD.  The lectures will be held on Wednesdays with refreshments & beverages starting at 6:30pm  and the actual presentation from
7-7:45pm.  Topics include; Snowy Owls, Coyotes, Sharks, and Bats!
Cost will be $10/session for CBEC Members; $15/session for Non-Members.  SAVE Money by prepaying for all 4 sessions!

Online registration is  highly encouraged as we are due to sell out!  SAVE YOUR SPOT!

https://www.bayrestoration.org/speaker-series/

Legacy Institute For The Environment 2018
Applications are now being accepted!

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Make a REAL difference in our Chesapeake Bay Watershed by joining LIFE!

Why participate in LIFE?
To join like-minded people on a mission to create a legacy of protecting the environment for future generations.

Who can become a Legacy Steward?
Maryland residents interested in learning more about the environment and desiring to volunteer time and talent at CBEC toward environmental education, research, restoration, and stewardship.

How does the Institute Prepare Participants?
Participants attend fascinating educational sessions and participate in site visits guided by expert scientists, environmental educators, and professional consultants.

When does the LIFE 2018 Program Occur?

LIFE 2018 Applications are now being accepted and are due by February 21st, 2018.  The LIFE 2018 Program begins on Wednesday, March 7th and meets for 9 consecutive Wednesday’s thru May 2nd, 2018.  Each session begins at 9:30am and ends by 3:30pm.

How much does the Program Cost?

$150 dollars and 20 hours of volunteer/stewardship activities for CBEC.

Apply today:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/life/

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