Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Roseate tern research field assistant needed asap!

Needed between June 10 and July 2: a field assistant to help with a
long term research study of Roseate Terns nesting on Great Gull
Island, NY. Roseate Terns are an endangered species. The work is very
interesting, but also very demanding physically, involving long daily
checks of the nesting colony, often in sunny, hot weather. A boat
leaves for the island each Friday at 3pm from Niantic, CT; the minimum
stay is for one week. Room and board are provided, plus transportation
expenses and a $200 a week stipend. Please contact Grace Cormons,
(757) 665-4698 or gcormons@es.vccs.edu

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

summer opportunities offered through the Wicomico County 4-H program

** Jam & Bread

Christ United Methodist Church on Phillip Morris Drive

June 14th - 9 am –3 pm - Cost: $15

Learn how to make jam & bake homemade bread like grandma used to make! Be ready to take home jam and bread! Cost includes a canning guide. Pack a lunch!

** The Wild ,Wild West

Holly Ridge Equestrian Center

June 15th/16th - 6pm - 8:30am

Cost: $20

Experience the west in this wild, wild west adventure with horses! Wake up with them in the morning, ride a little and have an old fashioned bonfire! Bring your lunch, sleeping bag and a snack to share.

** Back to Nature at Pemberton Historical Park

June 22nd - 9am-3 pm - Cost:$15

Get outdoors and enjoy Pemberton Park! We’ll be making minnow traps, conducting water quality studies and looking for bugs and critters. Pack a lunch and bring a super soaker!

** Creative Arts at the Salisbury Elks

June 28th, 29th, and 30th

9am - 3 pm - Cost $45

Explore your creative side and make keepsakes at the Salisbury Elk Lodge. We will learn how to make stained glass, balloon vehicles, memory keepsakes and more. Plan to swim in the Elks pool in the afternoons.

** Fun at Adkins Mill Pond

July 6th

9a.m.-3pm - Cost: $15

Spend a fun summer day, fishing in the Adkins Mill Pond, creating natural crafts and playing water games. Go back in time and enjoy a nice summer day! Bring your super soaker and a lunch!

** Overnight at Dick Hazel’s Farm

July 13 & 14th

9am - 9am - Cost: $20

Enjoy an old fashioned overnight at the Hazel Discovery Center. We will be participating in nature studies, learning about the environment, fishing in the pond, having a campfire and more. We will make wire candles and soap keepsakes to take home. Bring a snack to share and a super soaker.

**Fishing at the City Park

July 20th - 9 am - 3 pm

Cost: $15

Fish in the morning and swim at the Elks in the afternoon. We’ll make a creation from natural products. Bring your lunch.

** Moving Making and Graphic Arts

Registration Flyer

Each Session is 9:00-3:30, $45

June 28-30

Graphic Voice

Registration Deadline June 21.

Get your point across through a graphic art creation using Adobe Photoshop. Combine photography, hand drawn images, text and more to create great works of art.

** Stop Animation Creation

July 6-8

Registration Deadline June 29.

Create your own stop animation movie using clay, paper, pen/ink, LEGO’s, or anything your imagination can think up.

**Motion Picture Madness

July 12-14

Registration Deadline July 5.

Create your very own masterpiece. Come express your ideas through movie making using video and still photos.

Amy Rhodes

4-H Educator

410-749-6141 x108

Wicomico County Office

University of Maryland Extension

PO Box 1836, Salisbury, MD 21802-1836

Wicomico 4-H website - http://wicomico.umd.edu/4-H

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Family Birding Festival

What: If you’re looking for free family fun Saturday afternoon, join us for the Family Birding Festival at AssateagueState Park. Make a bird feeder, spy through a spotting scope to see birds on the ocean, and learn birding basics from local experts – Saturday, May 21st from 1-3pm at AssateagueState Park’s day-use boardwalk. Enjoy a close up encounter with Scales & Tales birds of prey.

When: Saturday May 21st 2011 1 to 3pm

Where: AssateagueState Park Day-Use

Who can come: Everyone

Contact info: Meghan Sochowski 410-641-2120, ext 12

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Investigating and Evaluation Environmental Issues and Actions Workshop

This workshop will familiarize participants with issues of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and will provide them with skills that can be used by all learners, including gifted and talented students, to help them understand and tackle issues related to the environment in their local communities. These issues include environmental issues, health issues, and other science-related issues.

Participants will be introduced to the goals and outcomes of Gifted and Talented Education, and differentiation for gifted students. Gifted and Talented pedagogy will be integrated throughout the workshop as we investigate environmental issues within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the effects of climate variability on biodiversity.

After participants master this nationally acclaimed curriculum, they will be required to implement it in their own teaching situation. Designed for all who work with middle or high school learners (Grades 6-12), the workshop will inspire teachers of science, social studies, and media specialists, as well as nonformal environmental educators. His workshop will be conducted over a 4-day residential period with 2-days of student observation at the Honeywell Maryland Summer Center for Ecosystem Education at Horn Point.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Teachers Edition of Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions: Skill Development Program by Hungerford, Litherland, Peyton, Ramsey, and Volk, 2003.

Participants will receive three (3) CPD credits and a $960 stipend. To receive both credit and the stipend, teachers must complete the training, student observation, and integration of IEEIA in the classroom:

• $500 to be awarded upon completion of the 4-day training and 2-day observation.
• $460 and (3) CPD credits to be awarded after classroom implementation of the IEEIA model during the 2011-2012 school year.

If you have additional questions, please call LeeAnn at Tel: (410)226-5193 Ext.169 or email: LHutchison@msde.state.md.us