The Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is holding Frogs and Toads on Aug 31. It will run 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The park naturalist will describe the different species and teach people how to tell the difference between a frog and a toad. Attendees should meet at the Nature Shack. To learn more, contact Erin Engstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 924-2127.
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville is offering training for volunteer trail guides Sep 1 – 4. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on all four days. Topics covered will include The Chesapeake Bay, Native Americans, insects and habitats. The guides will eventually lead students on school field trips. The training costs $20.00, which will be refunded after participants lead their first trail group. for more information, contact the Nature Center at email@example.com or (410) 887-1815.
The Baltimore Center for Green Careers will be holding an information session on Sep 1. It will run 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Visitors will learn about the training options available for citizens of Baltimore City seeking green careers. Currently, the choices are brownfield training, for people cleaning up industrial waste, and energy retrofit installer, for people making older buildings more energy efficient. For more information, call (410) 929-6136.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s aquaponics farm will be open to the public on Sep 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The farm is next to the greenhouses at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics and is used to raise fish and crops in an environmentally sustainable way. Water is cycled and recycled from the fish tanks to the waste treatment plants to the plants and then back to the fish tanks. To learn more, contact Laura Genello at LGenell1@jhu.edu.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Sep 3. The hours are 4 – 7 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Groups of over five should register first. To learn more, contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is holding a meeting at the Myersville Volunteer Fire Department on Sep 3. There will be a poster session at 6p.m., and the meeting proper will run 7 – 9 p.m. Attendees will discuss the proposed expansion of Dominion’s compressor which is part of a larger project to expand a network of compressor stations and gas pipelines through Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. Both compressors and pipelines can leak or explode — and the compressor will be less than one mile away from an elementary school. For more information, contact Jon Kenney at email@example.com.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Sep 4. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Groups of over five should register first. To learn more, contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone is offering Twilight Canoe on Sep 4. The hours will be 7 – 9 p.m. Participants will meet at the Nature Center. Registration is required, as there are only 10 canoes available. Anybody 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information, contact Ranger Katy Barger at email@example.com or (301) 722-1480.