Saturday, April 2, 2022
Shoreline Cleanup Time: 9:00am - 11:00am Locations: Fort Smallwood Park Details: Have fun along the water and make a difference by cleaning up our shoreline. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Bring a reusable water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, and close-toed shoes. Park entry will be waived for participants but registration is required. To register please contact Ranger Fontes at [email protected] or 410- 222-3354.
Green Kids Time: 9:30am - 11:00am Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details:
Getting kids outside has never been more important. Children who play outside are more active, more creative in their play, less aggressive, and show better concentration. Bring the kids to Jug Bay for a fun, immersion into nature. We will provide different activities for connecting kids to nature - from a nature scavenger hunt to becoming a wildlife detective, identifying scat (poop), tracks and other animal signs, pond investigation, and free nature play. Nature’s opportunities are endless. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Limited to 10 kids. Fee: $6 per child. No refunds for participant cancellations or no shows. This is a drop-off program. Register in ActiveNet, #28020. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected].
EAB Tree Canopy Citizen Science Training Workshop Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: If you like bugs, science, and the outdoors, we have the perfect citizen science project for you! We are seeking volunteers to help carry out a tree canopy survey for Emerald Ash Borers that may be present in the forests of Jug Bay. Volunteers will receive a full field training in field methods and insect identification and are expected to volunteer once per month on a Friday or Saturday from April to August. A typical field day would last approximately four hours and includes off trail treks to four canopy traps to gather samples, followed by a return to the lab to sort the sample into broad insect order categories. Ages: 18 years and older. Free. Register at www.jugbay.org.
Hearth Cooking Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Locations: Historic London Town and Gardens Details: Join historian, educator, and 18th century cook, Rebecca Suerdick, as she teaches a day-long class on colonial cooking methods and recipes. Cost to be announced. Sign up at www.historiclondontown.org/events.
The Archaeology of Jug Bay: A Hike through History Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: April has been declared Archaeology Month in Maryland. Archaeology is the scientific study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence. Join expert archaeologist Dr. Zachary (Zac) Singer, the Research Archaeologist at the Maryland Historical Trust, to celebrate Archaeology Month with a hike from the Jug Bay Visitor’s Center to the Jug Bay River Farm. Along the hike (approximately 3-4 miles) you will learn about the many archaeological findings and research sites ranging in occupations from 13,000 years ago to the historic period. Zac will share how these archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life for people occupying the landscape of Jug Bay. The hike will include an artifact show-and-tell. Ages: 12 years old and up. Fee: $10 per person, entrance fee included. Register in ActiveNet, program #28007. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected].
Awesome Ospreys Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join volunteer naturalist Diane Diaz Goebes in searching for ospreys as they return to Jug Bay from Central and South America. Learn about their habits through a short presentation. An easy hike will follow, making various stops along the way to observe these magnificent birds. Cost $5 pp. Includes park entrance fee. Limit: 14. Age: any age able to walk about 2 miles. Register at www.jugbay.org.
Woodcock Evening Hike Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm Locations: South River Farm Park Details: It's that time of year when the signs of spring are strong and the unique call and mating ritual of the woodcock is a phenomenon that is exciting to see. Join us for a unique experience with a guest ornithologist who will guide you to witnessing this event. The program will be outside and is weather dependent. To register for this program call 410-222-1978 or register online at https://forms.gle/PZAFHFsWbDkoV8jN6
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