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July 2020

Animal Spotlight: Terrapins

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Diamondback Terrapins are the face of estuarine conservation efforts. Come get an up-close look at our animal ambassador terrapin, Torope, and learn how terrapins survive in the Chesapeake Bay. Terrapins once populated estuaries in great numbers. Learn what led to their decline, what the current threats are to this important aquatic species and what can be done to help support these creatures in the wild. Simply visit the Conservancy's Facebook page at 11 am to join us!

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EGGceptional Art and Chemistry

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Come learn some EGGceptional uses of the versatile and useful egg. Whatever its shell color, an egg can be used as an art canvas with a bit of kitchen chemical trickery. Artists Wendy Ng will give a brief look at how art and science intersect on chicken eggs! Fun for the whole family!  Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us!

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Insect defense, all about ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Hide in plain sight. Wear dazzling colors to warn hungry predators to stay away or else. Flash large scary eyes to trick your enemy into believing you are something you are not. Sting, bite, pinch, or squirt nasty chemicals on your attackers. Come and learn some of the tricks insects use to stay alive with expert entomologist Mike Raupp.  Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us! Photo by Bonnie Ott.

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Finding Home: Getting to Know the Plants and Animals In Your Own Backyard

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Virtual MD United States + Google Map

Nancy Lawson, the Humane Gardener, will share strategies for learning to see your habitat from the perspective of our wild neighbors and tips for cultivating a habitat for all. Simply visit the Conservancy’s Facebook page at 11 am to join us!

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Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.