Bird Tweets & Treats
Sat Feb 9th 10:00am - 12:00pm
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Blue Fin: The Last of the Giants - Film Screening (free)
Wed Feb 13th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Explore Hubble’s findings from the nearby planets to distant stars, black holes, and galaxies
The Shank Lecture Series: Hubble Space Telescope
March 4, 7-9pm
Cultural Center at the Opera House
121 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD 21078
GET TICKETS (free): The Lock House Museum's Shank Lecture Series: Hubble Telescope - Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House

FILM for International Women’s Day: In Between (Foreign): Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.
March 11, 7pm
Cultural Center at the Opera House
121 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD 21078
GET TICKETS ($5-6): In Between (Foreign) - Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House

Trashed - Film Screening (free)
Wed Mar 13th 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
100 Lafayette St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

HdG City Council Meeting to Oppose Atlantic Oil Drilling
Monday March 18 7:00 P
Havre de Grace City Hall
711 Pennington Ave., Havre De Grace, MD
'Oil drilling in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay? Unthinkable, right? The potential for pollution from oil spills washing into the Bay harming crabs, fish, birds, and other wildlife and damaging recreation and our economy -- those risks are too great. But it could happen if the federal government goes ahead with issuing drilling licenses in the next few of months. The Havre de Grace Green Team in partnership with Harford County Climate Action is asking the City of Havre de Grace to issue a resolution opposing oil drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic. Come listen to our invited speaker from Oceana, a non-profit organization devoted to protecting the world's oceans. Show the mayor and council members that you are concerned about this issue. We encourage people to sign up to make brief comments of support (less than 2 minutes) about the oil drilling agenda item. The mayor will call on those who've signed up during the public comment period BEFORE the agenda items.'

Project Clean Stream - “All Hands on Deck Day”
Sat April 6th
Location: various (see link to sign up for a clean up near you!)
'Join Us As A Project Clean Stream Volunteer! Project Clean Stream (PCS) is the largest trash clean up initiative in the Chesapeake Bay region! Join us April 6th as we host an “All Hands on Deck Day” to celebrate Spring and the kickoff to a year full of stream clean ups across the Chesapeake region. There will be multiple clean ups happening on April 6th to celebrate the kick-off, as well as community clean ups hosted throughout the watershed during the rest of the year.'

Approx. April 2019
Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup
Biggs Hwy. (Rt. 274) near Cecil College
Those new to the cleanup are required by the Md. State Highway Administration to watch a safety video & sign a form at the start of your 1st cleanup. See link below in THE ENVIRONMENT section.

FILM: Into the Arms of Strangers (Holocaust Remembrance): The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s.
May 6, 2019 at 7pm
Cultural Center at the Opera House
121 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD 21078
GET TICKETS ($5-6): Into the Arms of Strangers (Holocaust Remembrance) - Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House



Global Zero - Doomsday Clock 2019 - YouTube

The Doomsday Clock Has Us At Two Minutes To Midnight | Mach | NBC News - YouTube

The Doomsday Clock, explained - YouTube

Union of Concerned Scientists
Global Zero: Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

THE ENVIRONMENT: Local links 1st, then National


VIDEO: Md. State Highway Administration -- Adopt-a-Highway Safety Video - YouTube

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Facebook

Project Clean Stream – Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

High Tide in Dorchester – A film about the effects of sea level rise in Maryland’s wetlands

Eastern Shore Pipeline Opposition

Harford County

Harford County Climate Action | …because each of us has a role to play in saving the planet!

Harford County Climate Action - Facebook

Havre de Grace Green Team - Home

HdG Green Team (@HdGGreenTeam) | Twitter


Take Action - Peoples Climate Movement

VIDEO: PBS: It's Okay to be Smart: 97% of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree

What Do the Election Results Mean for Climate and the Environment? | Sierra Club

Monumental Disaster at the Department of the Interior - Scientific American Blog Network


VIDEO: New Video Shows Damage Wrought by Trump’s Border Wall - EcoWatch



A Maryland Consumers Guide to Solar LR72dpi.pdf


ARTICLE: 6 Things You’re Recycling Wrong - The New York Times


Freecycle is a great program for folks to give away unwanted items to the needy (or, conversely, if you need something) while keeping unwanted items out of landfills. There are three different programs for Cecil County: Freecycle on the web (over 2000 members) which has a mailing list, the Freecycle Yahoo mailing list (over 5000 members), & Trash Nothing! (also over 5000 members). I've gotten plants, telescopes, an electric stove, & even a piano through Freecycle.



Native Birds Need Native Plants


Take Action | Report Cruelty | Volunteer | Get Involved | ASPCA

Another Trump cut: ARTICLE: End of an era: 50-year-old whooping crane breeding program coming to a close at Maryland's Patuxent refuge - Baltimore Sun

ARTICLE: Dolphins appearing by the hundreds in Chesapeake Bay: 'All of a sudden there were like 50 of them around us' - Baltimore Sun

Wild Horses

You can help save America’s shrinking wild horse and burro populations by calling, emailing or writing your Congressional Representative and US Senators.


World's Only Wild Red Wolves in Jeopardy | Southern Environmental Law Center

This Hiker Saved the Life of an Alaskan Timber Wolf—Four Years Later the Wolf Still Remembered Him | Reader's Digest


Study: Climate change is leading to unpredictable ecosystem disruption for migratory birds | EurekAlert! Science News


March for Science

March for Science - Facebook

March Signs – Union of Concerned Scientists (free)

FAMOUS SCIENCE QUOTES for signs & postcards: some famous science quotes (most from BrainyQuote) I have gathered for signs in order of the length of the quotation-- the shorter ones would of course be best for signs & postcards-- these can be used with various fonts to make nice signs.

Here also is a do-it-yourself website: Create your own postcard or sign with text & graphic:

Science Quote | Picture Quotes

Science as a candle in the dark. (Carl Sagan)
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. (Carl Sagan)
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. (Isaac Asimov)
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. (Edward Teller)
Where there is no vision, there is no hope. (George Washington Carver)
I am among those who think that science has great beauty. (Marie Curie)
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. (Margaret Mead)
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. (Carl Sagan)
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. (George Washington Carver)
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion. (Stephen Hawking)
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. (Carl Sagan)
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. (Isaac Asimov)
I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. (Isaac Asimov)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. (Margaret Mead)
Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow's problems flow. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. (Carl Sagan)
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. (Isaac Asimov)
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. (Carl Sagan)
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today. (Margaret Mead)
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. (Carl Sagan)
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. (Margaret Mead)
To make any future that we dreamt up real requires creative scientists, engineers, and technologists to make it happen. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. (Carl Sagan)
Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible. (George Washington Carver)
I said that if an alien came to visit, I'd be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They'd be like, 'What?' (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster. And I don't mean just whether a politician is scientifically literate, but people who vote politicians into office. (Neil deGrasse Tyson)


A good blog on how to discuss climate and the environment with Conservatives & Middle-of-the-Roaders.

Environmental Messaging – Carl Sagan (Dust Mote) – Per Espen Stoknes (The Living Air) – SkyWaterEarth


GBBC | Great Backyard Bird Count


Ancient Earth globe: Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history



League of Women Voters of Maryland

Cecil County

Harford County


Reputable News Sources

ARTICLE: 10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

Internet 101

The Do's and Don'ts of Email Etiquette

Free Office Program

Apache OpenOffice: For those that don't have Microsoft Office, you can open .docx documents by downloading this free program:

Apache OpenOffice - Free download and software reviews - CNET

NeoCities: Free Website space in the spirit of the at least 38 million user-built GeoCities webpages of the 1990-2000s which were deleted by Yahoo after it acquired GeoCities

BLOG ARTICLE: Making the Web Fun Again