Bird Call

Pickering Creek Audubon Center Volunteer News
Volunteer E-news, Septemeber 2010 Edition

Volunteer Highlights

  • The office painting project is still going strong after five weeks. Most of the major work is done, but there is still quite a bit of detail work like painting window panes and door frames. The office looks wonderful. Kudos to the diligent painting team! Check out the current progress on our Facebook page


  • The summer camp staff would like to thank the wonderful volunteers who assisted with canoeing and other camp activities at Pickering Creek this summer. It’s always great to have more adults out on the water with the campers, especially the younger ones.  This summer kids explored nature, created art, learned a bit of science, and made new friends at camps for young people going into grades K-7.

Coming Up in September

Audubon Watershed Experience Workshop
September 14

Volunteers interested in learning more about our AWE Program (Audubon Watershed Experience) program for high school students are invited join a few local teachers in an orientation program led by Pickering Creek educational staff.  The workshop will immerse participants in activities that students do on their AWE field trip experiences, like seining and birdwatching. It will provide a thorough overview of other program activities that increase the awareness of students to their role in our Chesapeake Bay watershed and engage them in meaningful conservation action.   Whether you would just like a chance to enjoy some of the fun educational experiences we provide to students or you are considering volunteering to assist at field trip stations on future trips this is the workshop for you.   The workshop will run from 10AM-3PM. Participants are asked to pack lunch. Snacks and beverages are provided.  Please call or email the volunteer coordinator, Samantha Pitts, to register for this event.   

Aquatic Bio-survey

September 15
Three to five volunteers are needed to go fishing! Assist Pickering Creek educational staff with identification of Pickering Creek critters Wednesday, September, 15 from 1-3pm.  No experience needed. This aquatic bio-survey is being conducted so that education staff can create a Pickering Creek Fish ID poster and quick guide for use in our conservation education programs. Please call to sign up.


National Public Lands Day Volunteer Day
September 19, 10-3
Pickering Creek will host our Public Lands Day Volunteer event on Sunday September 19 from 10AM to 3PM.  Invite a friend. Come with your whole family. There are a great variety of activities to choose from. You could trim and mulch trails, tidy up gardens, remove invasive plants, prepare a site for a new children’s play area, and more.  Lunch will be provided.  Come enjoy a day stewardship with friends and get Pickering Creek in tip top shape, just in time for Harvest Hoedown and fall conservation education programs with school kids. This is a great way for teens to earn service learning hours. Service learning forms completed onsite at lunchtime will be signed before the end of the day.  While registration will be on site starting at 9:30 am, advance registration is encouraged so that plans can be made for lunch and supplies.

Visit www.publiclandsday.org to learn more. Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s Public Lands Day event is supported by Together Green. Visit  www.togethergreen.org to learn more.

Harvest Hoedown
October 10, 10-4
Mark you calendars for the Harvest Hoedown Set-up Day on Thursday, October 7, 4-7pm and Harvest Hoedown on Sunday, October 10. We need many volunteers both to help with setup and the event. More details will be in the October edition of Bird Call.
 

 

Contact  Samantha Pitts, Volunteer Coordinator to register for events or ask questions.
Email: spitts@audubon.org    Phone: (410) 822-4903 x26


11450 Audubon Lane, Easton MD 21601
www.pickeringcreek.org

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