A small gray songbird with a white breast sits on a bare snow dusted tree limb.
Dark-eyed Junco Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) at Weiss Acres in December, situated south of Papillion, Nebraska. © Chris Helzer/TNC

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Digital Dialogues

Maryland / DC

Make your lunch hour more interesting! Join us for these free, virtual gatherings that focus on our conservation efforts and successes in Maryland/DC—and beyond.

Register for an upcoming Digital Dialogue and receive instructions on how to join this virtual session from home. Links coming soon!

Save the dates—we hope to "see" you there!

Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis
Thursday, March 18 | 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

With naturalist and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley.

Purified Water & Prothonotary Warblers at the Pocomoke River
Thursday, April 15 | 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

With Maryland/DC Agriculture Program Director Amy Jacobs and Restoration Specialist Mike Dryden.

Engaging Communities Around the World through Sustainable Shellfish Harvesting
Wednesday, May 12 | 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

With Aquaculture Strategy Lead Robert Jones, Chesapeake Bay Program Director Mark Bryer, and Conservation Practitioner Natalie Miaoulis.

In the Bahamas, scientists and fishers are protecting conch and working toward a sustainable future. On the East Coast of the U.S., TNC is purchasing 5 million oysters from oyster farmers via the SOAR program and placing them in sanctuaries throughout the Chesapeake Bay, helping preserve critical jobs, enhance oyster restoration efforts and improve water quality in the bay.