Category Archives: Outdoor Appreciation

Great things to see outside!


Conquering my fear!

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A picture from camping this weekend!

Large Flock visits downtown Charlotte

Frog capture

I did not know tree frogs were this far north, they are here in Virginia! >



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Chickahominy River

This is a beautiful place near historic Williamsburg and Jamestown. Fyi Chickahominy is native american for the corse ground corn people.

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Velvet Ant

This is one of many Velvet ants in my front yard. Don’t be fooled this is a wingless hornet that is commonly called a cow killer.

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Banded Tussok Caterpillar

Britt Star

Cute owls

These two cuties saying hello!


Spaces limited for Environmental Concern’s Fall Teachers Professional Development Workshops

Great classes for all you aspiring NCEEs


Book your course today, spaces are limited.! Save the date for Environmental Concern’s Fall Professional Development Workshops for Teachers.

Register for one or all of these classes by clicking the class name hyperlink, at, or by calling 410-745-9620:

November 15, 2013: 9am- 4pm Project WET 2.0

Participants will gain access to a newly revised Project WET guide with 64 multidisciplinary water-related activities for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Excite your students with innovative activities that are hands-on, easy to use and fun! Project WET activities teach about water resources through investigative, easy-to-use activities that incorporate a variety of formats, discuss local and global topics, and involve students in a variety of community service projects. Cost: $10 facility fee

November 16, 2013: 9am- 4pm Project WILD

Participants will gain access to over 100 different curriculum activities that are designed to teach students to appreciate and understand wildlife and natural resources while learning basic skills in science, social students, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Cost: $10 facility fee

December 11, 2013: 10am- 4pm WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands

WOW! introduces participants to wetland ecology through a study of the three parameters of wetlands: vegetation, soils and hydrology. Participants will also learn about wetland functions and values by utilizing K-12 cross curricular, inquiry based activities. Leave with a wetland resource guide with over 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities in lesson plan format, and ideas for student action projects. Cost: $35

December 12, 2013: 10am- 4pm Rain Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms

This course introduces educators to the concept of rain gardens and their value as schoolyard habitats. Participants will understand how rain gardens benefit the environment by improving the watershed and how they can be used as an extension of the classroom. Participants will leave with the basic knowledge of how to plan, design and implement a rain garden from start to finish. Cost: $40

December 13, 2013: 10am- 4pm POW! The Planning of Wetlands

Participants will learn the step-by-step process for creating or enhancing wetlands on school grounds or within the community. POW! guides participants through wetland design and construction with the goal of utilizing the habitat as an outdoor classroom. Leave with cross curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation, and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat. Cost: $40

All workshops will be held at Environmental Concern’s Wetland Learning Center, 201 Boundary Ln, St. Michaels, MD 21663

Space is limited. Please register no later than two weeks prior to each course.

For additional information or to register please visit, click the class name hyperlink, or call Kate Frase.

Katelin Mielke Frase

Senior Educator

WOW! Facilitator Network Coordinator

Environmental Concern

410-745-9620 ext. 219 – phone

410-745-3517 – fax

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Come join me at BATS: FRIEND NOT FOE! on NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site

BATS in time for Halloween!

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To advocate the conservation and enhancement of all wildlife and its habitat.
Christopher N… Christopher North Christopher North has invited you to the event ‘BATS: FRIEND NOT FOE!’ on NC Wildlife Federation Networking Site!

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Christopher North

BATS: FRIEND NOT FOE! Time: October 1, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Matthews Community Center
Organized By: Christopher North

Event Description:
Tuesday, October 1, 7PM Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St, Matthews, NC
"BATS: FRIEND NOT FOE". We think of bats as SPOOKY & SCARY, especially this time of year, but they are very valuable to a balanced ecosystem. Join HAWK as Bat Specialist Bonnie Miles puts a face on bats, why we should want them in our backyards and the threats they face. You will see bats in a new light and have a greater appreciation for the contributions this tiny animal makes in our lives.

Bonnie lives in Lynchburg VA, is a licensed bat rehabilitator, a Virginia Master Naturalist and is nationally recognized by Bat Conservation International for her work in bat conservation and public education.
This meeting is free and open to everyone.

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