The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce a new Adult Lecture Series this Winter 2017.
Critters and Cocktails is an entertaining and educational lecture series with talks on wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region paired with appetizers and beverages occurring the third Wednesday in January-April from 6:30pm-7:45pm. Appetizers and beverages will be served at 6:30 pm followed by the presentation from 7 to 7:45 pm in CBEC’s Education Building.
Cost: $8/session for CBEC members
$10/session for non-members.
Online registration is encouraged: http://www.bayrestoration.org/speaker-series/
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
Picturing the Chesapeake
Speaker: Mark Hendricks
Mark Hendricks, a naturalist by trade and
an award-winning wildlife conservation
photographer, will take us on a visual
journey through the rich biodiversity of
the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Through
the lens of his camera, Mark will focus on
the natural histories of the flora and fauna
that make the Bay a unique resource. His
images and articles have been featured in
Nature Photographer, The Maryland
Natural Resource, National Parks Traveler,
Africa Geographic, and his photographs
grace the walls of the famed G2 Gallery of
Venice, California. He is currently working
on his first book to be released in 2017.
This lecture is paired and sponsored with local appetizers from Fishermans Inn, wine from Boordy Vineyards and Vinicola Salton, and beer from Itaipava
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Speaker: Judy Wink
Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted
the turkey to be our national symbol?
Join our very own acclaimed ornithologist,
CBEC Executive Director Judy Wink, for a
wild discussion on a fascinating yet over
looked bird… the turkey. Who knew
turkeys had such interesting sex lives?
Be prepared to have fun and even
participate in a turkey calling contest
at the end of the lecture. What you
learn at this session will make your next
Thanksgiving dinner conversation a
This lecture is paired and sponsored with appetizers from Bridges Restaurant and selected wine and beer from The Winery.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
Crabs, Old Bay& Beer
Speaker: Dr. Anson “Tuck” Hines
Dr. Anson “Tuck” Hines, Director of the
Smithsonian Environmental Research
Center on the Rhode River, is a world renowned
expert on Chesapeake Blue
Crabs. We all love to feast on them, and
have probably caught them, but what else
do we know about this iconic Bay critter?
Come to this presentation and learn about
the fascinating life history of our
“Jimmies” and “Sooks.”
This lecture is paired and sponsored with appetizers from The Narrows Restaurant and beer from The Winery.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Speaker: Mike Embrey
Join Mike Embrey, Eastern Shore
honeybee expert, for a talk on bees, their
importance as pollinators, and the joys of
bee-keeping. Mike recently retired from
the University of Maryland College of
Agriculture and Natural Resources, where
he was program manager for 20 years of
the Eastern Shore Apiculture Program.
He teaches bee-keeping courses
throughout the region, and has traveled
around the world consulting on the
raising and maintaining honeybees and
other agricultural pollinators.
This lecture is paired and sponsored with appetizers from Knoxie’s Table and spirits from Blackwater Distillery.