Natural History Workshop: Creek Critters in Antietam Creek

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Antietam Creek, near the Newcomer House
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  • Looking for a fun activity for National Public Lands Day? Join Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and our partner The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) as we search for critters living in Antietam Creek. We’ll use the Creek Critters app to identify macroinvertebrates and to create stream health reports. This is a great opportunity to search for critters we don’t find in degraded streams closer to Woodend Sanctuary. We’ll work in shallow water near the Newcomer House on the eastern edge of Antietam National Battlefield. Children over 10 years old are welcome to participate with an adult. Carpooling will be available from Woodend Sanctuary.

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What: Natural History Workshop: Creek Critters in Antietam Creek

Where: In the Shallow water of Antietam Creek near the Newcomer House on the eastern edge of Antietam National Battlefield.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Cost: Free, but registration is required

Instructors: Gregg Trilling and Sandy Brown

Contact: Krista Hawley adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

Looking for a fun activity for National Public Lands Day? Join Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and our partner The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) as we search for critters living in Antietam Creek. We’ll use the Creek Critters app to identify macroinvertebrates and to create stream health reports. This is a great opportunity to search for critters we don’t find in degraded streams closer to Woodend Sanctuary. We’ll work in shallow water near the Newcomer House on the eastern edge of Antietam National Battlefield. Children over 10 years old are welcome to participate with an adult. Carpooling will be available from Woodend Sanctuary.

Looking for a fun activity for National Public Lands Day? Join ANS and our partner The Alice Ferguson Foundation as we search for critters living in Antietam Creek. We’ll use the Creek Critters app to identify macroinvertebrates and to create stream health reports. This is a great opportunity to search for critters we don’t find in degraded streams closer to Woodend Sanctuary. Join Sandy Brown, Environmental Educator at Alice Ferguson Foundation, certified Master Naturalist and PVAS Watershed Instructor, as she searches for benthic macroinvertebrates in Antietam Creek! 

Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals living among stones, logs, sediments and aquatic plants on the bottom of streams, rivers and lakes. They play an important role in fresh water ecosystems and are widely used as indicators of pollution when testing for water quality.

Workshop participants will learn how to identify these organisms and how they indicate water quality.

Participants will work in shallow water near the Newcomer House on the eastern edge of Antietam National Battlefield. This is a family friendly event and children are very welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

Participation in this workshop, which is limited to the first 30 participants, will provide 2 elective hours toward Master Naturalist certification or re-certification.

Registration is required. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to stand in ankle deep water. Bring along drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Meet at the Newcomer House in Antietam National Battlefield. 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD 21756. Drive through Sharpsburg and it is a half mile up on the left (directly across the street from the barn they have been restoring for the past 6 months). 

Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.


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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

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Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //
304-350-9735
Kimberly@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy,
 Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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