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Thank you for your interest in Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. If you would like to learn more about the history of Phillips Wharf, our education programs and our unique vision, please contact us at 410-886-9200 or to set up an interview.

Kelley Cox Founder and Executive Director

pwec-logo-250Kelley Phillips-Cox is the founder, president and executive director and a Marine Biologist who worked with various Chesapeake Bay Programs for more than 15 years prior to founding Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.
As part of a fifth generation family of watermen, Kelley combined her deep understanding of the importance of the Bay’s economic vitality with her science background to create

Phillips Wharf’s unique vision that seeks to combine environmental and economic sustainability.

Phillips Wharf recently launched a $5M capital campaign to fund the construction of a major new economic development and education center. Once completed, the center will house expanded aquaculture programs, advanced educational displays, and classrooms for our aquaculture job training program.

Wednesday May 24 we are offering a FREE introduction to kayaking course from 9-12:30. Please RSVP to and state whether you need a kayak or will bring your own. ...

I want to shout out and Thank Everyone that made Bay Day Happen today! Especially, our chair couple Super Energetic, Lea & John Sloan!
The awesome staff of Phillips Wharf, TJ Himmelman, Stacy Helgason Missy Cannon Helgason, Marisa Moon. Board Members Matt Albers, Carol McCollough, Barbara Boyd, Rick Baker and Carol Sargeant. All the great Volunteers and Exhibitors. Oysters from Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, Johnny Shockley and Characters at the Bridge Restaurant Mark Poore, Karen and Bill Vincent!
Thank you all for coming out!

So the weather may not have been awesome but everyone seemed to have a great Bay Day anyway! Thank you to everyone that braved the weather to attend the event, to all the volunteers who helped make Bay Day possible, and to the committee that planned it all out. Lea & John Sloan you guys did a great job and we all survived. Bravo on a well planned and wonderful event! Thank you for being such great ambassadors for Phillips Wharf <3 ...

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Bay Day is happening now! Come on over and check it out 🙂

Bay Day is happening now! Come on over and check it out :)

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center shared their event.

The show must go on!!!!! Bay Day is going to be rain or shine! We have come up with a plan and now most of our exhibits are inside. If you are bored and stuck in the house and wants something to do come on over and see us. We will still have kid's craft and face painting, food, oysters, tours, and other fun exhibits to see.

Bay Day

May 13, 2017, 11:00am

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Bay Day is a great way to spend the day with your family. The day will offer ongoing entertainment with lots to do, see, learn and play with, including Phillips Wharf's touch-tank introductions to resident Bay critters and many tanks for viewing that include turtles and horseshoe crabs to fish and seahorses. There will be try-it- yourself exhibits like oyster tonging and netmaking as well as kids crafts, face painting and more. Stop by our community garden area and check out a hands-on demonstration that delves into how our fields, gardens and rain interact with the bay. Learn something new about starting your own garden or about our new aquaponics system. Visit Phillips Wharf's oyster aquaculture operation, take a tour and get a taste of how they’re doing. Plus, Bay- related fine handcrafts and fun gift items will be offered by artisans. Delicious food and drinks on hand for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by the rousing Royal Oak Musicians. This event is FREE but there are things available for purchase such as food and crafts from vendors.

Bay Day