Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eat, Drink & Learn Series at Irvine Nature Center

Eat, Drink & Learn Series

Bluebirds BlueMartiniJoin us for our continued series of fun, educational opportunities for the 21+ crowd! Share a specialty drink with friends, eat a delightful dinner, then adjourn to our Fern Rooms for an engaging discussion. All events begin at 6:30 p.m., with the presentation starting promptly at 7:15. The cost is $20 per member, and $30 per non-member.

2013-2014 SERIES

Monarchs & MojitosWednesday, September 18, with a presentation by Irvine Director of Education Rob Mardiney
Please note: This event was erroneously listed as September 17 in the Irvine eNews. The correct date is 9/18.
Coyotes & CoronasThursday, November 7, with a presentation by Jim Bennett, DNR
Catering provided by one of Irvine's preferred caterers, Accomac Catering.
Deer & DrambuieWednesday, January 15, with a presentation by Brian Eyler, DNR

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What's Gotten Into Us: Toxic Chemicals and Their Impact on Our Health and the Environment

Baltimore City Historical Society, Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks and Landscapes and Cathedral of the Incarnation's Creation Care

Explore Environmental History with McKay Jenkins: 

What's Gotten Into Us: Toxic Chemicals and Their Impact on Our Health and the Environment

1pm to 3pm Saturday November 2, 2013
Peabody Room, Cathedral of the Incarnation,
4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore 21218

McKay Jenkins authored "What's Gotten into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World" and edits "The Peter Mattiessen Reader", an anthology of American nature writing.

He is the Cornelius Tighman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware.
He has a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from Amherst College.

He lives with his family in Armagh Village on the Baltimore City/County line while teaching an interdisciplinary course at UD on the history, literature and ecology of the Chesapeake. His course includes taking students paddling on the Susquehanna River.

Visit his webpage at www.mckayjenkins.com where you can read his recently published piece, "The Era of Suburban Sprawl has to End. So, Now What?"

Free admission, parking and refreshments

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Friday-Turn No School Day to Helping the Environment Day

Have children in Prince George’s County schools?  Then you know that they don’t have school this Friday, Oct. 18.   WSSC and Prince George’s County Forestry Board in partnership with M-NCPPC is offering a service learning opportunity on Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to Noon in front of the West Hyattsville Metro Station, 2700 Hamilton, Hyattsville.

We will be gathering acorns to send to the Maryland State Tree Nursery-as well as picking up trash. According to recent studies, oaks provide food, shelter and cover for more species of wildlife than any other tree. WSSC will provide gloves and bags.  You may want to bring water to drink.   For more information, contact WSSC at 301-206-8233.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Teachers Night on the Farm

AG-Education Resource Fair - October 17, 2013
Are you a teacher or know a teacher eager to learn how to inegrate agriculture into the curriculum in fun, hands-on, engaging ways to teach everything from physical education to art to STEM? If so, please register to attend this FREE event where nearly 20 agricultural education providers including Wegmans, 4-H, CCBC, MAEF, the Irvine Nature Center, Spoutwood Farm, UMD-Extension, Real Food Farm, Farmer Stan and more will be on hand to provide you with take-home resources, information about professional development opportunities and field trips, and engage you in hands-on activities. Local snacks and beverages will be served at this FREE event. Please click on the link belopw to RSVP and make sure to share the link with your friends, family and colleagues. NOTE: It will be a casual affair. Come and browse the resource fair anytime between 5-8pm. At the Baltimore County Ag Center (1114 Shawan Rd - Cockeysville, MD 21093).


“Farm to Table” events at Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland

We are hosting two “Farm to Table” events at Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland on Sunday, October 20th for a price that most people have been telling us is “a steal.” However, we still have several spots for both the lunch and dinner available. We would greatly appreciate if you could distribute to your networks and give us a call at 410-313-0400 if you are interested in registering yourself.

NEW! Eat Local - Farm to Table Events
16 yrs + / Oct 20 / $12, lunch; $15, dinner

Come out to Robinson Nature Center and savor the flavors of the fall harvest! Learn from Bruce Reamer, owner of Salernos restaurant in Eldersburg, MD, in a demo-style class how they integrate produce from local farms into their
meals and how you can do the same. Learn about what produce is in season and then enjoy a meal from Salernos featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Choose a light lunch or dinner with appetizer. Take home a new, healthy recipe
for your holiday entertaining. Space is limited. Registration deadline is October 17. No walk-ins.

RP4859.501         Lunch    Noon-2 PM         Su
RP4859.502         Dinner 3-5 PM                  Su


Robinson Nature Center is open to the public
Weds - Sat 9 AM - 5 PM and Sun 12 PM - 5 PM.
The Nature Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Find out more about Robinson Nature Center Programs at our website: www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Edible Landscape Workshop

Create a beautiful yard ~ Preserve local waterways ~ Protect the Bay
    The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy   
Clear Creeks Project presents Green Solution

  for Middle River & Tidal Gunpowder Residents 


Workshop & Garden Installation  
  Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  Rain Date: Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

We will plant a Blueberry Guild at
Alexis Pivec & Mike Grosscup Residence                                                                           
948 Frog Mortar Road   
Middle River, MD 21220                                                                                             
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP by October 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013