Sip & Socialize Saturdays

Executive Director Kelley Cox explains the oyster upweller to visitors and its important function in the lifecycle of oyster farming. Picture credit: Deena Kilmon

Phillips Wharf Lecture Series

Bringing back a popular event after a year hiatus, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center announces their 2017 winter lecture series. This year the classes incorporate a mini happy hour for guests to discuss and talk over the issue at hand. Entitled “Sip and Socialize Saturdays” each lecture will feature a local, informed speaker who will educate the attendees about an issue related to the Chesapeake Bay. Lectures will begin on January 21, 2017 and will be held at the new classroom on the Phillips Wharf campus beside Knapp’s Narrows Bridge, 6129 Tilghman Island Road (Route 33), Tilghman, Md.

Refreshments and parking will be available at no cost to attendees. Donations to the program’s cost will be accepted.

The first lecture is by Don Webster on Oyster Restoration and its efforts locally and regionally. The second lecture will be an informal 2017 Meet and Greet for new or returning Phillips Wharf volunteers on January 28th. On February 4, Julie Lawson will speak on the topic of “Plastics in the Chesapeake.” Darrin Lowery continues the series with a lecture entitled “The impact of Tides, Wave-related Erosion and Millennial Scale Sea Level Change on Coastal Sites.”


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 lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other educational programs see our events tab on website.