|The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is hosting an Environmental Seminar Series this spring 2013 and we invite everyone to come hear from our wonderful speakers. Seminars will take place in the Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park, located at 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. Refreshments will be provided. The seminars are free. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 222-1777.|
|The Friends of Quiet Waters Park|
2013 Environmental Lecture Series
|Storms, Heat, and Tides, Oh My! - March 20, 2013|
|Environmental Movie Night - April 24, 2013|
| Secret Life of Plants: Native Plant Walk at Quiet Waters Park - May 18, 2013|
|Storms, Heat, and Tides, Oh My! |
Local impacts and solutions to a changing climate.
March 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
|Storms, Heat, and Tides, Oh My! Flyer|
|Speakers: Marcus Griswold, PhD, Project Manager, Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research Program; and Karen Akerlof, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University.|
Marcus Griswold will speak about potential impacts of climate change. The past year has brought us record setting heat and storms in the region. The science tells us that rising temperatures, sea levels, and increasing storm intensity will be our new "normal" looking to the future. This talk will delve into the impacts of climate change in Maryland and the potential changes to our livelihoods and communities. Further discussion will include steps that state agencies, local governments, and individuals are already taking to reduce and adapt to climate change.
Karen Akerlof will speak about her social science research on the subject of sea level rise. With more than 530 miles of shoreline bordering Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County will likely face important policy questions in coming decades in deciding how best to respond to increased impacts from coastal flooding and sea-level rise. In this talk, we will explore recent public opinion data on sea-level rise in the county, including perceptions about its causes and impacts, and preferences for what responses local government should take. In addition, we will demonstrate an online viewer with information about sea-level rise risks to residential properties, including flooding, inundation, and building-damage cost assessments.
|Environmental Movie Night|
"Bag It" Documentary Film
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
|Bag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies. Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.|
|Secret Life of Plants: Native Plant Walk at Quiet Waters Park|
May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
| Speaker: Karyn Molines from the Maryland Native Plant Society will guide this walk.|
What mysteries lie beneath our feet and tower above our heads? During a walk along the trails, we’ll learn basic plant identification skills and discover their unique adaptations that let them grow as giants, produce seeds that fly, and perform other amazing feats of survival. Dress for the weather (for standing and walking
slowly) and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and a hand lens if you have them. For adults and teens.
Directions to Quiet Waters Park's Blue Heron Center
|Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403|
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