UMCES Appalachian Lab Hosts Open House on May 7

FROSTBURG, MD (April 22, 2016) – If you’re curious as to what four-year old children and river otters could possibly have in common (answer: they’re both "selective" eaters), visit the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 2 pm for its annual Open House. No matter your age or background, you’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in hands-on experiments, interact with scientists working (and residing) in your community, and enjoy aerial drone demonstrations to learn how researchers are using this technology in our area. Activities include: Shrink Your Foodprint...
Gallery Talk and Walk for Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a presentation by Robert Hein in the Saville Gallery on Saturday, April 23, from 2:00-4:00pm. A short talk by Robert, and then a walk through the galleries to observe and discuss different photographic works of the exhibition is a free event, and open to the public. Robert Hein, originally from Indianapolis, has been teaching photography at Frostburg State University since 2007. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati, and since 1997 has been keeping an ongoing record of national and international exhibit e...
“Surf” the Theme of FSU’s Spring Opera Theatre Performance

 “Surf” is the theme of this semester’s Opera Theatre performance at Frostburg State University to be presented Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. Opera director Dr. Mariana Mihai-Zoeter invites you to surf your TV, where you will be tempted to “switch” the channel from your favorite opera to sample other genres of music, such as musical theater songs, operetta duos and trios, and maybe a rap or two. Opera students include sopranos Cheranjana Thuy...
STEM Festival at FSU, Appalachian Lab to Get Hands-On With Science

Area youth are invited to experience the fun of science, technology, engineering and math at the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Frostburg State University’s Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena and the nearby University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Lab. This event is free and open to K-12 students and their families. Students will have the opportunity to learn about STEM fields through engaging hands-on activities that cover a wide range of topics and include favorites from past festivals, as well a...
“Dean of W.Va. Songwriters” Todd Burge to Play Twice at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Afternoon Children's Show Planned to be Followed By "PG 13" Show Later in the Evening Witty singer-songwriter and guitarist Todd Burge returns to Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, on Saturday, April 30, for a children’s concert at 4 p.m. and a concert for his adult fans at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $15. Over the past three decades, Burge has become known as one of West Virginia’s greatest singer-songwriters. The self-styled troubadour draws musical inspiration from a rich tapestry of life experiences, wea...
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Gallery Talk and Walk for Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Heidi Custer   
Friday, 22 April 2016 09:06

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce a presentation by Robert Hein in the Saville Gallery on Saturday, April 23, from 2:00-4:00pm. A short talk by Robert, and then a walk through the galleries to observe and discuss different photographic works of the exhibition is a free event, and open to the public.

Robert Hein, originally from Indianapolis, has been teaching photography at Frostburg State University since 2007. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati, and since 1997 has been keeping an ongoing record of national and international exhibit entries as well as solo shows. He has a solo show coming up at The Engine Room Art Space in Hagerstown, MD beginning May 5th. His work is found in private and corporate collections, mainly in the Midwest. His topics range from introspective expressions of dreams or memories to outwardly looking imagery ranging from urban skyline views to children at play. Robert currently resides in Frostburg, Maryland with his wife and children.

 
 
 
UMCES Appalachian Lab Hosts Open House on May 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristin Kehrwald   
Friday, 22 April 2016 09:10

FROSTBURG, MD (April 22, 2016) – If you’re curious as to what four-year old children and river otters could possibly have in common (answer: they’re both "selective" eaters), visit the UMCES Appalachian Laboratory on Saturday, May 7 from 10 am to 2 pm for its annual Open House. No matter your age or background, you’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in hands-on experiments, interact with scientists working (and residing) in your community, and enjoy aerial drone demonstrations to learn how researchers are using this technology in our area. Activities include:

  • Shrink Your Foodprint - Learn how the food that you eat affects the climate.
  • The Dirt Doctor - Find out why soil is so critical to plants and animals.
  • What Does the Otter Eat? - Learn about the ecology of the river otter.
  • Phenology, Climate Change, and Art - Channel your inner artist by sketching and painting a biological illustration of a species of interest while learning about how their life cycle must be accurately timed with seasonal cues.
  • Enviroscape - Learn what you can do to make your water cleaner using the hands-on Enviroscape stream model.
  • Maryland's Flying Mammals - Gain a better understanding of why bats are important to our ecosystem.
  • Where in Western Maryland? - Brush up on your observation and recall skills to play this fun game and guess where in western Maryland aerial photographs were taken.

The Appalachian Laboratory’s Open House is held in partnership with Frostburg State University and the Allegany County Public Schools’ Western Maryland STEM Festival. Parking is free, and the lab is located at 301 Braddock Road in Frostburg, a quarter- mile north of exit 33 on Interstate 68. For more information, call 301-689-7100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

ABOUT APPALACHIAN LABORATORY

Located in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Appalachian Laboratory (AL) conducts research on land and water ecosystems, with an emphasis on Western Maryland’s rich and diverse environment. Founded in Frostburg in 1962, AL is home to more than 45 faculty, researchers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and staff, and is part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. AL’s scientists advise national and state leaders on air and water quality, wildlife management, and land conservation while also training and engaging tomorrow’s researchers and environmental stewards through advanced degree offerings, citizen science initiatives, and K-12 curriculum development. To discover more about AL or support one of its research and education programs, please call 301-689-7102 or visit our website at www.umces.edu/al.

 
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