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.

We will be trying out a new, virtual format this year as we adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new format, we will have one lecture each month on the 3rd Saturday.

Each event will start at 5:00 pm, with an introduction of the speaker beginning at 5:05 pm. Each speaker will talk for approximately 30 minutes, after which there will be time for questions. We invite you to bring your own sips to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Please check back for an updated schedule as we develop this new program!



On Saturday, February 20th, our very own, Dr. Kristen Lycett will present “Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters; why we do it and what we’ve learned”. As part of this talk, she will share updates on how the oysters in this program are doing this year, where they end up at the end of the program, and why we should care about oyster restoration. This will be a great introduction to this program if you are unfamiliar with it, or a way to learn more about oysters if you are already involved.



Saturday, March 20th



Saturday, April 17th



Saturday, May 15th


All events will be held virtually. Please click the event link to join the meeting.
*All Events are subject to change according to the availability of the speaker.


To suggest a topic, please email [email protected]

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.