Programs

Upcoming Online Events

WEBINAR: Turtles and Snakes with Talbot County Library
June 23, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE

Join Pickering Creek Naturalists and the Talbot County Library for an afternoon of getting to know our animal ambassadors! We’ll be sharing the turtles and snakes that Pickering Creek uses in schools and other programs. Afterwards, stay awhile for  storytime! Recommended for ages 4-8 but all ages are welcome!

Harrison Jackson is a teacher naturalist at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. When he’s not conducting public programs or teaching K-12 students across the Eastern Shore, he can be found wandering through wetlands in search of waterfowl.  Register here

 

Marylands Bees with Sam Droege
July 6th, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm

While everyone might be able to identify the humble bumble bee, did you know that there are around 400 native species of bees in Maryland alone? From busy honey bees, to tiny sweat bees and tunneling miner bees, there lots of different bee species found across the state. Join Sam Droege and Pickering Creek Audubon Center staff as we discuss the bountiful yellow and black buzzing insects that can be found across the old line state.

Sam Droege grew up in Hyattsville, Maryland, received an undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and a Master’s at the State University of New York – Syracuse. Most of his career has been spent at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the Bioblitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and works on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs. Currently his team is running an inventory and monitoring program for native bees, developing tools and techniques manuals, along with online identification guides for North American bees at www.discoverlife.org, reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program, and producing public domain hi-resolution photographs of bees, insects, and flowers at USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program. REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR: Flower Power Craft Hour
July 9, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm
FREE

Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colors! From deep blues to magnificent reds, stunning whites to bright yellows, flowers make the world so much more colorful! Join Pickering Creek Educators for an afternoon of fun flower and plant themed arts and crafts to celebrate summer.

Samantha Pitts is the Volunteer Coordinator and a Teacher Naturalist at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. She is grateful to live and work at the Center, which allows her daily connections to nature. She particularly enjoys observing seasonal changes in the landscape. Registration Coming Soon

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