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Topic: Science (Methods, Monitoring, and Evaluation)

Wednesday, 04/24/2024: Legislative Recap: “What Happened During Maryland’s 2024 State Legislative Session?” (Zoom)

Join Forever Maryland on Wednesday, April 24th, at Noon for a brief update on what happened during the 2024 Maryland State Legislative Session. This free event will cover the budget and land use/environmental bills that were introduced during the 90-day session. Attendees will hear from a dozen advocates on what legislative efforts were successful, what…

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Saturday, 04/27/2024: BioBlitz at Carrie Murray Nature Center (Baltimore, Maryland)

Welcome Back for the 2024 City Nature Challenge! We are hosting our annual BioBlitz to bring together our community, spend time in nature, and to catalogue all of the amazing species that we have here in our forest. We are tabling around the fire circle behind the nature center, and then breaking off for a…

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Faculty Research Assistant I-HPL Oyster Hatchery – The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

This position will involve assistance with all aspects of oyster hatchery duties. Applicants should be familiar with oyster broodstock conditioning and spawning, larval rearing, spat production and settlement assessment, seed production, mass algae production, long-line oyster farming, and have at least two full seasons of experience in a production scale oyster hatchery. Familiarity with particle…

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Sunday, 05/19/2024: World Turtle Day (Baltimore, MD)

Rarely is there an animal more beloved by humanity than the turtle. At World Turtle Day at the Natural History Society of Maryland,  meet and interact with over a dozen species of turtles, learn about the latest conservation efforts, and see specimens from the NHSM collections. Engage in hands-on educational activities, play turtle games, make turtle…

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Sunday, 05/19/2024: Does Head-Starting Help Terrapins? World Turtle Day Keynote with Dr. Willem Roosenburg (Baltimore, MD)

World Turtle Day closes out with a presentation on restoration efforts for Maryland’s state reptile, the diamondback terrapin, from the guy who literally wrote the book on the subject, Dr. Willem Roosenburg. Poplar Island is a one-of-a-kind 1,140-acre restoration project off Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Using dredge material from shipping channels, the island, formerly reduced…

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Saturday, 04/20/2024: Earth Week Celebration at Carroll Watkins Park (Gwynn Oak, MD)

Earth Week Celebration: Saturday, April 20th. Come on over to Carroll Watkins Park, 5830 Flannery Lane, Gwynn Oak, for an Earth Week Celebration. Free tree give-away, while supplies last!

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Saturday, 04/20/2024: Earth Day Lecture and Art Show with Artist Selva Ozelli (Havre de Grace, MD)

Join artist Selva Ozelli and the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum for this FREE event to celebrate Earth Day with a lecture and art show, Healing Waters 2. “Earth Day” globally celebrated on April 22, is a day to honor the Earth that was first proposed in 1969 at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference…

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Tuesday, 04/16/2024: “A Passion for Oysters” Screening (Edgewater, Maryland)

“Oysters are nothing gaudy, devoid of charisma, a true and literal stick-in-the-mud. And yet this humble bivalve has inspired piracy, shooting wars, two centuries of environmental and social conflict, and libraries of legislation.” – Tom Horton This Earth Month, join us for an online screening of “A Passion for Oysters.” This 45-minute documentary chronicles the wild and convoluted story…

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Saturday, 04/20/2024: Size Doesn’t Matter Biodiversity Hike (Joppatown, MD)

Join the Natural History Society of Maryland to challenge yourself to see, really see. How many organisms can we find in one hike across various habitats? With the editor at the Maryland Biodiversity Project, Dave Webb, to guide us, we may be surprised by our findings. For the very small,  we’ll sift soil and leaf…

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Thursday, 05/16/2024: Cruising the Chesapeake (Baltimore, MD)

Join the Natural History Society of Maryland on a cruise around the Chesapeake Bay aboard the workboat Snow Goose to study the dynamic relationship between the Port of Baltimore and the Patapsco River. Let’s work alongside the crew from Chesapeake Bay Foundation to test water quality by sampling benthic, planktonic, and other aquatic communities. We’ll…

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