Calendar

image-fishmobilePhillips Wharf Environmental Center has its campus located on Tilghman Island, Maryland and also travels around the state to schools, community centers and private events so everyone can explore the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. Our calendar shows our public and private bookings throughout the year. If you would like to have Phillips Wharf or the Fishmobile at your party or public event, please email us info@phillipswharf.org

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center provides limited hours of operation during the winter months. We ask that you please call ahead to schedule your tours and appointments. We can be reached at 410-886-9200.

Feb
4
Sat
Sip & Socialize: Plastics in the Chesapeake with Julie Lawson
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: Plastics in the Chesapeake with Julie Lawson @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

Feb
11
Sat
Sip & Socialize: The Impact of Tides, Wave-Related Erosion, and Millennial-Scale Sea Level Change on Coastal and Nearshore Archaeological Sites with Darrin Lowery
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: The Impact of Tides, Wave-Related Erosion, and Millennial-Scale Sea Level Change on Coastal and Nearshore Archaeological Sites with Darrin Lowery @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

Feb
18
Sat
Sip & Socialize: What’s Going On at Tilghman Waterman’s Museum
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: What's Going On at Tilghman Waterman's Museum @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

The film...Another Dawn-Tilghman in Transition, the second is the series of documentaries produced by the Tilghman Watermen's Musuem. will be shown..Features, Robbe Wilson, Joyce Crow. Roy Sadler, Debbie Sherwood, Graham Sherwwod, Russell Dize and many Tilghman Islanders and watermen.

This film premiered in 2013, the interviews were conducted 2012 when the oysters were in peril It will be interesting to discuss if the outlook looks better today.  The museum will also be sharing information about their new movie about Tilghman Packing Company (which is currently in production) and their new exhibits.


Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

Feb
25
Sat
Sip & Socialize: Climate with Don Wuebbles
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: Climate with Don Wuebbles @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.


Our Changing Climate and What it Means to the Chesapeake

 Don Wuebbles

The science is clear—the climate on our planet, including the United States, is changing, changing much more rapidly than occurs naturally, and it is happening primarily because of human activities, especially from land use change and our use of fossil fuels. Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans. Documented changes include surface, atmospheric, and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; disappearing snow cover; shrinking sea ice; and rising sea level. Storms are changing in intensity, precipitation patterns are altering, and the occurrence of droughts is shifting. Humanity is already feeling the effects of the changes in extreme weather and in sea level rise. Many sectors of our society are being affected, including threats on human health and well-being. The Chesapeake is also seeing effects from the changing climate and these effects are likely to continue and get significantly larger in the future, affecting the people that live and work there. But there is hope—our future depends on how we act to limit climate change and its impacts. We need to be acting on this, not only for ourselves, but for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

Bio for Donald J. Wuebbles

Don Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. Dr. Wuebbles has been on assignment from the University for the last 1.5 years to be an Assistant Director with the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the Executive Office of the President in Washington DC. He left the position at the White House in mid-January. He is also a Senior Advisor for the National Science Foundation. Don is an expert in atmospheric physics and chemistry, with over 500 scientific publications related to the Earth’s climate, air quality, and the stratospheric ozone layer. However his work goes well beyond that through providing analyses and development of metrics used in national and international policy and in developing analyses for understanding climate impacts on society. He has co-authored a number of international scientific assessments, including most recently as a coordinating lead author for the 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment on the science of climate change, the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment, and the 2014 WMO assessment on stratospheric ozone. He has received many awards, including the Cleveland Abbe Award from the American Meteorological Society, the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and is a Fellow of three major professional science societies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society.


Mar
4
Sat
Sip & Socialize: Working the Water by Jay Fleming Presentation & Book Signing
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: Working the Water by Jay Fleming  Presentation & Book Signing @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Jay will be doing a presentation on his adventure in photography.  It will encompass his work related to the Chesapeake Bay.  There will be a book signing after the presentation.


Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

Mar
11
Sat
Sip & Socialize: Sharps Island with Gary Crawford
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: Sharps Island with Gary Crawford @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.


Over the years, Gary has collected information and pictures relating to Sharp’s Island.  Recently he put together a slide-show, which he will present on 3/11, along with a sketch of the island’s history.  He welcomes questions and hopes to hear some stories from the audience about this now-vanished island.

Mar
18
Sat
Sip & Socialize: How to Provide Habitat for Butterflies in your Garden with Beth Wright
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: How to Provide Habitat for Butterflies in your Garden with Beth Wright @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

Mar
25
Sat
Sip & Socialize: Aquaculture with Johnny Shockley
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm
Sip & Socialize: Aquaculture with Johnny Shockley @ Phillips Wharf Classroom

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is proud to present it's winter lecture series entitled Sip & Socialize. Join Phillips Wharf as they feature volunteers, experts and Chesapeake Bay industry professionals and go over pertinent of the Chesapeake Bay, wildlife and environmental changes. Each lecture will feature wine, refreshment and light snack as you listen to today's hot topics.

May
13
Sat
Bay Day
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bay Day @ Phillips Wharf Environmental Center | Tilghman Island | Maryland | United States

A great day for families and friends of the Chesapeake Bay. Many free demonstrations, kids activities, live music and more! Bring the whole family!

BAY DAY is a free, festive family event at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s waterfront campus on Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM – 3 PM, on Tilghman Island, MD. BAY DAY will feature tons of fun and interactive things to see and do for kids of all ages. Get touch tank introductions to rescued creatures from bay and land, including friendly fish, crabs, turtles, horseshoe crabs and seahorses; build your recycled boat for the races; sing with puppets, talk to Coastie the Coast Guard robot boat and Shelly, the Oyster Recovery Partnership character; meet the raptors and rescues with Scales and Tales, and dive into Bay related kids crafts and games.

Artisans and craftspeople will show and sell their sea glass and other jewelry, Bay related photography and paintings, fine handcrafts and models. Also featured are numerous exhibits, experts and demonstrations on everything from rain gardens to native plants; oyster restoration; living shorelines and energy alternatives. Live music will play all day and food and ice cream will be available for purchase. This year, visitors can enjoy our universally accessible soft launch for canoes and kayaks along the Captain John Smith Trail and the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, with ADA compliant parking as well as bike racks.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a volunteer, non profit organization that informs and inspires people
to become good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay through hands -on education, our Fishmobile outreach

program and our educational lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other

educational programs see our events tab on our website.

 

Sep
16
Sat
Tri Tilghman
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am
Tri Tilghman @ Phillips Wharf Environmental Center | Tilghman Island | Maryland | United States

A unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County, Maryland, is the Tri Tilghman. This activity begins with a 3 mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After that, you will hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.

You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the 3 challenges separately.

All of the challenges will start and finish at the new location of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little known gem of the Eastern Shore!

Event details and schedule

Packet Pickup begins on Race Day at 6:30 AM at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, 6129 Tilghman Island Road just over the Knapp's Narrows drawbridge on the left.

Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45AM and the official start for the event will be at 8:00AM. We will provide drinks on site but we encourage participants to bring enough water to stay hydrated during the event and don't forget your sunscreen! Some of the bike course will be on MD Route 33 so please dress appropriately.

FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, ALL PERSONS SHOULD BRING A LIFE JACKET FOR THE KAYAK AND A BICYCLE HELMET FOR THE BIKE PORTION.

***ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE***

* This is a rain-or-shine event. Unless there are thunderstorms in the area, the event will continue as planned. *