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    Maryland Master Naturalist Opportunities at CBEC

     
    Maryland Master Naturalist Opportunities at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Maryland Master Naturalist Certification Program offered at CBEC
     
     
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    Become a Maryland Master Naturalist at CBEC!
     
    The Maryland Master Naturalist Program is a structured, science-based certificate program that supports Maryland citizens desire to learn more about the natural history of Maryland and who are willing to share the knowledge gained with others. The Program is designed and offered by the University of Maryland Extension through a host site and facilitator. The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce that it will be a host site for the Coastal Plain region with Courtney Leigh, Volunteer/Stewardship Coordinator acting as the Facilitator. The Maryland Master Naturalist Program develops a network of trained volunteers to serve their communities as catalysts for local environmental conservation through education,research and stewardship.

     
    Certified Maryland Master Naturalist Program Details 2017

    Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 6 – Dec 13 9:30am-3:30pm
    (Field Trip: Sept 13)

    Participants must be 18 years or older.

    Course fee: $250/person

    Host site: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) offers opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world. Utilizing CBEC’s beautiful 510-acre waterfront site, staff and volunteers provide exceptional environmental education programs, special events and recreational experiences for students, families, outdoor enthusiasts and organized groups.

    600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638 | 410.827.6694 | Bayrestoration.org

    Course Facilitator: Courtney Leigh, CBEC Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator

    For more information please contact cleigh@bayrestoration.org

    To apply, click to download the application, complete, and submit to cleigh@bayrestoration.org
    Maryland Master Naturalist Application at CBEC

    University of Maryland Extension Programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.

      

    Maryland Master Naturalist Advanced Training: Introduction to Bird Language

    Tuesday, August 15 8-noon at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Wednesday, August 16 8-noon at Pickering Creek Audubon Center

    Explore the world of birds beyond identification and classification. Birds and other animals share a language that allows them to safely navigate their world and stay connected to each other. Learn how to “listen” to what birds say through their vocalizations and behaviors in this structured immersive field experience. During this two-day workshop you will learn how to identify the unique patterns of behavior common across many species. Hone your observation skills in the field and awaken your understanding of what birds are saying in real time about the landscape around them. Join us to work closely with fellow naturalists to map out and interpret your observations. Enhance how you share the natural world with others by studying bird language.

    Registration: $20 for one day or $35 for both days by following the link below:

    For more details and or questions contact Courtney Leigh, Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center at cleigh@bayrestoration.org

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    Guided Hike: Intro to Birding at CBEC

    Guided Hike:  Introduction to Birding at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    July 27th at 1:00pm

    Join us for a short Introduction to Birding before we take to the trails to practice our new skills in identifying some of the migratory Passerines that may be stopping through CBEC’s property. Our team of Certified Interpretative Guides and Maryland Master Naturalists along with local expert Birders will help the novice Birder become more equipped as they advance on their Birding Journey.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, Bird Field Guides to the Passerine’s, 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-9/

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    Guided Ecology Hike at CBEC

    Guided Hike:  Ecology Tour at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    July 22nd at 1:00pm

    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. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, and Resident Raptors 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 by completing the online form:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-10/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited

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    Guided Stand Up Paddle Board Trip at CBEC

    Stand Up Paddle Board Guided Tour at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    July 23rd 9:30am

    Karla Horton from Dragonfly Paddle will guide you through basic SUP instruction and then Courtney Leigh, Certified Interpretive Guide, will lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! This trip is for beginner to intermediate paddlers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.  Cost is $25 per CBEC member and $35 per Non CBEC member.  Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  REGISTER HERE 

    Questions can be sent to  Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032.  Space is limited.

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    Guided Kayak Trip at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Guided Kayak Tour at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    July 13th at 5:30pm

    An ACA certified Kayak Instructor and Naturalist will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.

    Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

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    Environmental Education July Offerings at CBEC

    PADDLEPALOOZA on July 15th 8:00am-3:00pm

    There will be no Kayak Rentals on July 15th due to Paddlepalooza!

    Please join us for the 3 mile paddle and enjoy the lively after party at the Lakeside Pavilion.  Food from Smoke, Rattle, and Roll.  Live Music.  Beer Truck.

    All proceeds benefit CBEC’s Kayak Wetland Education Program!

    Sign up by Friday, July 7th:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/paddlepalooza/

    Can’t commit to the paddle but want to join in the dry land fun….meet us at the Lakeside Pavilion between 11am-2pm…have lunch and listen to the band:  What’s Her Face And The Stuff.  Beer and Food are available for purchase!

    Guided Kayak Trips

    July 13th at 5:30pm

    July 16th at 1:00pm-SOLD OUT

    July 23rd at 1:00pm

    An ACA certified Kayak Instructor and Naturalist will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.

    Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

    Stand Up Paddle Board Guided Tour

    July 23rd 9:30am

    Karla Horton from Dragonfly Paddle will guide you through basic SUP instruction and then Courtney Leigh, Certified Interpretive Guide, will lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! This trip is for beginner to intermediate paddlers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.  Cost is $25 per CBEC member and $35 per Non CBEC member.  Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  REGISTER HERE 

    Questions can be sent to  Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032.  Space is limited.

    Guided Hike:  CBEC Ecology Tour

    July 22nd at 1:00pm

    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. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, and Resident Raptors 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 by completing the online form:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-10/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited

    Guided Hike:  Introduction to Birding 

    July 27th at 1:00pm

    Join us for a short Introduction to Birding before we take to the trails to practice our new skills in identifying some of the migratory Passerines that may be stopping through CBEC’s property. Our team of Certified Interpretative Guides and Maryland Master Naturalists along with local expert Birders will help the novice Birder become more equipped as they advance on their Birding Journey.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, Bird Field Guides to the Passerine’s, 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-9/

    Creepy Crawlers Gardening Preschool Program:  

    Members:  $3  Non Members:  $5

    Friend or Foe?

    July 17th at 10:00am

    Discover which bugs are helpful and which are not.  Help us start pumpkin vines for Halloween!

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/preschool-gardening/

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    Paddlepalooza at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    JULY 15th, 2017

    REGISTRATION ENDS ON FRIDAY, JULY 7th for CBEC’s first ever Paddlepalooza. Kayak, Canoe, or SUP your way around our 3 mile marsh fringed peninsula.  Following the paddle, participants will enjoy a lively party at our Lakeside Pavilion offering beer and food from Smoke, Rattle, and Roll while listening to live music!

    July 15th, 2017 at 9:00am at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD
    REGISTER HERE:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/paddlepalooza
    Vendor Space available
    All proceeds benefit our Kayak Education Programs

    Kayak’s and SUP’s available to rent
    Not a race
    Safety support provided by Power Squadron and DNR
    Bottomless Beer per participant
    Spectators can enjoy hiking trails and beach
    Live music

    For more information, contact Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 410-827-6694.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there,

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    Paddlepalooza at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

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    JULY 15th, 2017

    It’s time to mark your calendar and save-the-date for CBEC’s first ever Paddlepalooza. Kayak, Canoe, or SUP your way around our 3 mile marsh fringed peninsula.  Following the paddle, participants will enjoy a lively party at our Lakeside Pavilion offering beer and food from Smoke, Rattle, and Roll while listening to live music!

    July 15th, 2017 at 9:00am at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD
    Register before June 16th=$65
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/paddlepalooza/
    Sponsorships available
    Vendor Space available
    All proceeds benefit our Kayak Education Programs

    Kayak’s and SUP’s available to rent
    Not a race
    Safety support provided by Power Squadron and DNR
    Bottomless Beer per participant
    Spectators can enjoy hiking trails and beach
    Live music

    For more information, contact Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 410-827-6694.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there,

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    June Guided Hikes and Kayak Trips at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Guided Kayak Trips

    June 1st at 5:30pm

    June 11th at 1:00pm

    June 22nd at 5:30pm

    An ACA certified Kayak Instructor and Naturalist will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.

    Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

    Guided Yoga Hike
    June 8th at 1:00pm
     
    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. Your journey will be co-led by CBEC’s Certified Interpretative Guide and Naturalist, Courtney Leigh with Debbie Roschli, a Certified Yoga Instructor. As we walk the 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula we will take moments of pause, reflection, and be led through gentle Vinyasa Yoga Postures. 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 a Yoga matt. 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 by completing the online form:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-7/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited

    Family Day Guided Hike on Beach Trail to Catch A Bay Critter
    June 17th at 1pm
     

    Join us for a Family Day of “Catch A Bay Critter” guided hike on CBEC’s Beach Trail (1/4 mile one way) that leads to a Boardwalk over the Tidal Salt Marsh and ends on a beach. Docents will guide you on an exploration of marsh ecology using dip nets, identification cards, buckets, and seine nets. There is restroom accessibility. Participants are encouraged to dress for weather in clothes that can get wet and muddy, bring a pair of water shoes, and bring along a water bottle, small snack. 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-8/

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    Maryland Master Naturalist at CBEC Fall 2017

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    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is offering the Maryland Master Naturalist Program this Fall 2017
    September 6th- December 13th meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30am-3:30pm
    A field trip is scheduled to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on Sept. 13th

    The Master Naturalist Program strives to:

    Promote awareness and appreciation of ecological resources in the State of Maryland
    Develop a network of trained volunteers to serve as catalysts for local environmental conservation through education, research and stewardship
    Provide a structured, science-based program to educate and certify citizens who maintain their lifelong learning quest as Maryland Master Naturalists
    Engage citizens in environmentally focused volunteer service within their communities

    The Program Requirements include:
    ·         52 hours of classroom training and one 8 hour field trip Master Naturalist Training​
    Complete and successfully pass a Lab Practical and Final Exam
    Create and conduct a Stewardship Project
    ·         40 hours of approved volunteer service within one year of completing the training
    ·         40 hours of approved volunteer service and 8 hours of approved advanced training, each year thereafter, to maintain Master Naturalist certification.
    https://youtu.be/YudhU8rbPnE
    The fee for this year’s Program is $250 and includes the Maryland Master Naturalist Volunteer Resource Manual, 52 hours of classroom training and instruction and one 8-hour field trip.  Please read some background information about the program at http://www.bayrestoration.org/maryland-master-naturalist/ and return the attached completed application by August, 15th if you would like to be considered for our training.  An informal interview will be scheduled with you to complete the application process.  Send no money now.  If accepted into the program, you will be sent a registration form and payment request.
    Please Mail your completed application to:
    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Attn:  Courtney Leigh PO Box 519 Grasonville, MD 21638 or emailcleigh@bayrestoration.org

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    1st Annual Little Bobbers Fishing Derby at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Presents:

     

    WHEN: August 12, 2017 from 10AM-2PM (Check-In begins at 9AM near Visitor Center)

    WHERE: The ponds on-site at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville

    WHO: Children ages 5-12 (Must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

    COST: FREE thanks to our sponsors! (Pre-registration online is required)

    WHAT: All children will receive a goody bag, lunch, snacks, T-shirt and a chance to win awards and prizes.  Awards will be given for each age group to the girl and boy who catch the biggest fish of the Largemouth Bass and Bluegill species. The event will be capped at 100 participants so please register online to save your spot.

     

    For more information and/or to register a child please visit https://www.bayrestoration.org/fishing-derby/ or call 410-827-6694

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    Guided Bird Hike At The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Guided Hike:  Birding-Call, Behavior,and Habitat

    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    May 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Birding enthusiasts will love this perspective bird hike around Lake Knapp focusing our observations on bird habitat, calls, and behaviors to shape our identification and appreciation of our avian friends. Participants will be co- led by CBEC’s Certified Interpretative Guide and Naturalist, Courtney Leigh and two Maryland renowned Birders Daniel and Jonathan Irons. Participants should bring their own binoculars, field guide, water bottle, and a small snack for energy. We will meet at the Visitor Center at 8am. Duration is 2 hours with a restroom stop at the halfway point.

    Cost: CBEC Members are Free, Non Members $5

    Pre-Registration is required as their is a minimum and maximum for this event:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/birding-call-behavior-habitat/

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    Guided Hike and Kayak Trips at CBEC This Week

    Guided Kayak Trips

    May 18th at 5:30pm

    May 21st at 1:00pm

    An ACA certified Kayak Instructor and Naturalist will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.

    Cost is $15 per CBEC Member and $20 per Non Member

    Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

    Guided Yoga Hike
    May 20th at 1:00pm
     
    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. Your journey will be co-led by CBEC’s Certified Interpretative Guide and Naturalist, Courtney Leigh with Debbie Roschli, a Certified Yoga Instructor. As we walk the 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula we will take moments of pause, reflection, and be led through gentle Vinyasa Yoga Postures. 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 a Yoga matt. 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 by completing the online form:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-7/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited

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    Guided Hike at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center: Introduction to Birding

    Guided Hike on Thursday, May 11th 1pm! Join us for a short Introduction to Birding before we take to the trails to practice our new skills in identifying some of the migratory Passerines that may be stopping through CBEC’s property. Our team of Certified Interpretative Guides and Maryland Master Naturalists along with local expert Birders will help the novice Birder become more equipped as they advance on their Birding Journey. Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, Bird Field Guides to the Passerine’s, 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/…/property-tour-guided-hike…

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    Paddlepalooza at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Come join us for a fun day on the water! Experience the wonders of the
    wetlands that surround CBEC as you circumnavigate our “Horsehead
    Peninsula”. This 3 mile, safety supported paddle through the waters of
    Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows, and Marshy Creek will give you a new
    perspective of the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.
    Entertainment, food, and brews await the participants at our after party!

    WHEN: July 15, 2017 (Check in starting at 8am; Rolling starts beginning at 9am)
    WHERE: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD
    WHY: To benefit CBEC’s Kayak Wetland Education Programs
    WHO: Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs (Bring your own or rent on site)
    COST: $60 from 4/1-4/30 $65 from 5/1- 6/15 $70 from 6/16-7/1
    (Pre-registration is required)
    For more information and to pre-register visit: https://www.bayrestoration.org/paddlepalooza/

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    Guided Kayak Trip at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Guided Kayak Trip at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center:  Sunday, May 7th at 1pm

    Cost:  $15 per CBEC Member, $20 per Non Member

    A docent will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season.  These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point. Pre-registration is required by completing online form:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/guided-kayak-trip-22/

    Questions can be sent to  Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032.  Space is limited.

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    Guided Hike at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center: Birding by Call and Behavior

    Birding enthusiasts will love this perspective bird hike around Lake Knapp focusing our observations on bird habitat, calls, and behaviors to shape our identification and appreciation of our avian friends. Participants will be co- led by CBEC’s Certified Interpretative Guide and Naturalist, Courtney Leigh and two Maryland renowned Birders Daniel and Jonathan Irons. Participants should bring their own binoculars, field guide, water bottle, and a small snack for energy. We will meet at the Visitor Center at 8am. Duration is 2 hours with a restroom stop at the halfway point.

    Cost: CBEC Members are Free, Non Members $5

    Pre-Registration is required as their is a minimum and maximum for this event:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/hiking/

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    May Events at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    May Events at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center:

    Creepy Crawler Pre-School Programs

    ​May 1st & 2nd 10:00am-Turtle Tales
    May 15th 10:00am-From Seed to Sprout
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/creepy-crawlers/

    Guided Hikes

    ​May 11th 1pm-Introduction to Birding
    May 20th 1pm-Yoga in Nature
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/hiking/

    Guided Kayak Trips

    ​​​May 7th 1pm
    May 18th 5:30pm
    May 21st 1pm
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

    Questions about events please contact:
    Courtney Leigh, Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at 410-827-6694 or cleigh@bayrestoration.org

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    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Hosts Jr. Naturalist Summer Camp

    CBEC Hosts Jr. Naturalist Summer Camp

    Grades 7th -12th

    June 26th-30th 9am-3:30pm

    Cost:  $250/week for non-CBEC Members, $225/week for CBEC Members

    Nature is full of wonders to explore, understand, and enjoy!  Campers will learn how to identify commonly found flora and fauna found at CBEC.  Led by certified Maryland Master Naturalists, campers will explore CBEC’s habitats using field guides and field collecting equipment with the goal of discovery and understanding of our natural world.  Field Investigations will be complimented with eco-recreation activities, homes, and nature-inspired art.

    Register now by clicking on the link below:

    bayrestoration.org/camps

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    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Hosts Maryland Master Naturalist Fall 2017

     

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