Intro to the Antietam Meadow with Dr. Doris, The Institute

Intro to the Antietam Meadow with Dr. Doris, The Institute

November 6th, 2021 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join Institute staff member and biologist, Dr. Doris Goldman on a tour and introduction of Antietam Meadow Park, a 25-acre park located west of North Welty Road along the East Branch of Antietam Creek in Washington Township.
Dr. Doris will guide participants around the area and talk about the meadow, its native plants and animals, and the Antietam Creek that runs through the park.
“During the program, we will try skipping stones in the creek, scatter milkweed seeds, look for flower stalks taller than we are, as well as looking at the flora and fauna of the area,” said Goldman. 
Goldman is a plant ecologist with a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Illinois.
This event is free (donations accepted).
Enrollment is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required; register via email at info@instituteatrenfrew.org.
IMPORTANT:
  • COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.
  • We require that everyone have a mask with them.
  • Mask use will be encouraged when in a close group setting regardless of vaccination status.
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines when possible.
  • If you are sick, have been sick within the past two weeks or been around anyone else that is sick, please stay home.
It’s Not Easy Being Green! The Institute

It’s Not Easy Being Green! The Institute

Thursday April 22nd * 7:00 PM
 Zoom Session: All About Frogs and Amphibians!
This program is presented in partnership with Antietam Watershed Association (AWA).
Join us via Zoom for this special Earth Day presentation!
With a focus on amphibians, Dr. Molly Bletz has studied wildlife and disease around the globe, from the U.S. to Panama to Germany to Madagascar, investigating disease dynamics, host susceptibility, the ecology of host-associated microbiota, and disease mitigation strategies. Dr. Bletz is a disease ecologist and conservation biologist whose expertise lies at the intersection of microbial ecology, disease ecology, bioinformatics, and conservation.
Simply expressed, Dr. Bletz is a “frog expert” and will present her layman’s version of amphibian ecology and the relationship of this to the environment.
”Since childhood, I have been drawn to outdoor adventures and they often found me with a bucket and net in hand to catch and observe unsuspecting amphibians,” Dr. Bletz says on her website. “My passion for amphibians and other wildlife sparked my scientific career.”
Dr. Bletz, David H. Smith Conservation Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston, earned a master’s degree from James Madison University and a PhD from the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. Learn more about her research here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LQ7MT5YAAAAJ&hl=en
The program is free, but registration is required. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to those registered. Sign up via email at: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Intro to the Antietam Meadow with Dr. Doris

Intro to the Antietam Meadow with Dr. Doris

The Institute

November 28 * 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Join Institute staff member and biologist, Dr. Doris Goldman on a tour and introduction of Antietam Meadow Park, a 25-acre park located west of North Welty Road along the East Branch of Antietam Creek in Washington Township.
Dr. Doris will guide participants around the area and talk about the meadow, its native plants and animals, and the Antietam Creek that runs through the park.
“During the program, we will try skipping stones in the creek, scatter milkweed seeds, look for flower stalks taller than we are, as well as looking at the flora and fauna of the area,” said Goldman. 
Goldman is a plant ecologist with a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Illinois.
This event is free (donations accepted).

Enrollment is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required; register via email at info@instituteatrenfrew.org.