Monday, October 18, 2010

Anemometer Installed on WC Campus

Anemometer Placed on Kirby Stadium

Drew Frank '03 and Teris Pantazes '03 of Seven Seas Energy teamed up with Climate Action Coordinator Briggs Cunningham to install an anemometer atop Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The device will measure and record wind speed to determine whether wind turbines are economically viable for Washington College and the surrounding community.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Curious Creatures of the Night: Bats!

October 31, 2010
2:00-3:30 PM

Bats often make people think of vampires, creatures of the night, and Halloween. Beyond the myth and folklore, bats are one of the most important groups of animals. Learn what they eat, where they live and how they behave. And build your own bat box with Colby Hawkinson, Park Ranger of Visitor Services. Building materials, cookies and cider compliments of the Friends of Eastern Neck and Washington College's Center for Environment & Society. Free and open to the public. Please register in advance with or call (410) 778-7295 or (410) 639-7056.

Shoreline Cleanup

October 24, 2010
2:00-4:00 PM

Eastern Neck Island has approximately 15 miles of shoreline, but this two-hour cleanup will concentrate on a section of trash and debris that washed ashore during recent storms. Meet at the entrance to the island at 2:00 PM. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, located at 1730 Eastern Neck Road, Rock Hall MD. Contact or (410) 778-7295.

Harvest Moon Kayak & Canoe Paddle

October 22, 2010
6:00-8:30 PM

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
1730 Eastern Neck Road, Rock Hall MD

Watch the sun set to the west and the full moon rise in the east during a "full moon float" at Eastern Neck Island on Friday, October 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Bogles Wharf, a public landing on Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, for gear check and instructions before heading out on the water. Previous paddling experience necessary. Bring your own canoe or kayak, life vest and flashlight.
Some would say we are "lunatics," say trip leaders Gren Whitman and JoAnn Fairchild. "But the setting sun creates an amazing canvass of contrasting and blending colors across the sky and reflecting in the river," says Whitman. "Great photo opportunities arise," adds Fairchild, and paddling by the light of the moon brings you closer to the magical sounds of ducks and geese rafting in the marsh.

Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Neck and the Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College. To register, or for more information, contact or 410-778-7295. In case of foul weather, the paddle will be cancelled. To learn more about recreational opportunities through the Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc. visit or call (410) 639-7056.

Waterfront Festival Photos

Pictures from the 2010 Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta are available online at: Waterfront Festival: 2010