The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is pleased to announce the fall lineup of the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. Launched in 2015, the Watershed Moments series links environmental science education with topics of societal concern. This fall, the series will feature two distinct events, which are free, open to the public, and hosted at the Laboratory on Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD.
Thursday, October 5, at 6:30pm, Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader with MD DNR, will present “Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer in Maryland.” Before the presentation, students from Allegany College of Maryland will be available to discuss and share displays detailing their environmental education work in the region. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6pm.
Thursday, November 2, at 6:30pm, the Appalachian Laboratory will host a first ever “Lab After Hours” event for a limited number of participants. During “Lab After Hours: What’s in Your Water?” Participants will engage in “hands on detective work” with water samples they bring from a favorite lake, stream, or pond. They will also have the opportunity to talk with AL scientists about the “stuff” in water and see limited access lab equipment in action. Participation is limited to those 18 and older. This event is free but tickets are required. Only 20 tickets will be available for this exclusive event, so visit http://www.umces.edu/al/watershed-moments to access a link to our Eventbrite ticket site.
“As part of its mission, the Laboratory has a commitment to public education,” says Rhonda Schwinabart, Coordinator of External Affairs, “and in fulfilling that commitment, we’re very excited to welcome interested community members to the Lab to participate in this fall’s Watershed Learning series.”
Interested community members can learn more by contacting Schwinabart at 301-689-7102 or firstname.lastname@example.org, following the Appalachian Laboratory on Twitter@UMCES_AL, or visiting www.umces.edu/al/watershed-moments.
About UMCES Appalachian Laboratory: The Appalachian Laboratory, a research center of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, is located at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Frostburg, Md. Scientists conduct research on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, including air and water quality, wildlife management, and land conservation throughout the world, with an emphasis on the rich and diverse environments of Western Maryland and the broader Appalachian region. Visit www.umces.edu/al or facebook.com/UMCES. Follow UMCES on Twitter @UMCES.
As part of its mission, the Laboratory has a commitment to public education, and in fulfilling that commitment, we’re very excited to welcome interested community members to the Lab to participate in this fall’s Watershed Learning series.