Sip & Socialize Winter Speaker Series

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center's Sip & Socialize Winter Speaker Series features Chesapeake Bay enthusiasts and experts speaking on topics pertinent to the estuary's wildlife and environmental changes.

Each Sip & Socialize event begins with wine, refreshments, and light snacks, as you learn more about today's important topics around the Chesapeake Bay.

Please check back for new Sip & Socialize dates of interesting presenters lecturing on an array of topics.


Falconry & Red-tailed Hawks
Saturday, February 1

5:00 - 5:45 pm: Wine & Hors d'oeuvres
5:45 - 6:15 pm: Speaker  & Discussion
Eric Werner, Eastern Shore Experience
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Classroom
FREE, with donations gladly accepted

Our first speaker is Eric Werner of Tilghman and Owner/Operator of Eastern Shore Experiences. Eric will be sharing  details of the 4,500-year-old sport of falconry with a Red-tailed Wawk.  As a falconer for more than 20 years, Eric is one of only 3,400 licensed falconer's in the United States.

Falcons are brilliant birds and have been trained for thousands of years to work with hunters in the field. Now, you have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with one of the Eastern Shore’s top predators, a Red-tailed Hawk.

Bring your curiosity and questions to the Sip & Socialize, as Eric has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Admire the bird in all its glory right here at Phillips Wharf.

All events will be held at the Phillip Wharf classroom beginning at 5:00pm.
*All Events are subject to change according to the availability of the speaker.


To suggest a topic, please email

As a private, non-profit organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center relies entirely on grants and donations to fund our educational programs, maintain the Fishmobile, sponsor lectures, and support our operations and activities. You can help support the children and adults served by Phillips Wharf by making an online gift here.