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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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Address: 6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
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Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf...

Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and touch the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can do your part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

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Educational for young and old

Young volunteers are doing a great job of explaining the native marine life of the Chesapeake and the environmental issues that impact it. Nice to see young people with that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Young volunteers are doing a great job of explaining the native marine life of the Chesapeake and the environmental issues that impact it. Nice to see young people with that level of knowledge and interest.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited during field trip of local high school students. They were helping in raising oysters for Harris Creek restoration project. Amazing education and developing appreciation for the life of the Bay. Doing it all on a shoestring budget.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Everyone in our family enjoyed the visit here. The staff were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot. My son loved getting to see the animals up close. It's a small center - but in a way that made for a more 'up close' experience. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice quick stop for bite-size environmental education. Make sure to chat with the intern: what you see in the shed is only a fraction of their outreach. You'll get a sense for the great work so many people are doing to keep the Bay ship shape. I'd give it a rating of 5 if they would get a volunteer or... More 

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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Christopher for the review! I am glad you had a good time while at Phillips Wharf. We have had a lot of trouble getting Google Maps to update our pin to the correct side of the Bridge, we are still working on that. Thank you for making us aware of the welcome sign. We will work on that... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A chance to handle & learn about the local fauna. Spent a half hour talking with the knowledgable intern.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

When we were looking for things to do on Tilghman, one that intrigued us was the environmental center. An unpreposssing building located below the Knapps Narrows Bridge, it is not very obvious how to get in. We walked in down a hall, and when we helloed Kathleen, a summer intern from Nova University in Florida greeted us and showed us... More 

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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Douglas, for your review! I am so happy to hear that you had a great time looking at and learning about the animals with Kathleen. Thank you for making us aware of the need for a welcome/entrance sign. The re-purposed oyster shucking house can give a little bit of an industrial vibe; we will work on a welcome... More 

Woodbine, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Tilghman's Island for the day, to visit the environmental center. We were greeted by friendly, enthusiastic staff, who gave our family of five a tour. They answered my son's many questions, and were very informative. We saw juvenile and newly hatched horseshoe crabs, seahorses (adults and newly born ), spade fish, and small fish in oyster shells.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have always loved Phillips Wharf since its inception in a tiny crab shed on a local home owner's property and have watched it grow and grow!! The new education center that is under construction along with the new kayak launch and the refurbished waterfront is huge progress! There is also a fantastic garden at the front of the property... More 

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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued support of Phillips Wharf! We hope to see you this summer! More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Tilghman Island isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the PW environmental center is making an effort to educate everyone about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. Most folks come to the Island to stay awhile and relax . Learn about life on the Bay here.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The building needs some TLC but for what it is, it is helping the environmental. Stopped in to see the turtles, sea horses, eels, crabs and other water critters. You should too and support them if you can. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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