Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
PWECs mission is to Inform, Inspire, and Involve YOU! We offer many events and programs to engage you with life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. From our signature Fishmobile, to activities on the Bay itself, PWEC strives to provide exciting hands-on experiences that engage your curiosity and spark your sense of wonder.
Our program is designed for students in Pre-K- 3rd grade. The Fishmobile travels to schools, summer camps, community events and even birthday parties. Additional Education Programs are available for students of varying ages. These focus on the biology of key Bay animals, including blue crabs and oysters. Our Fisheries Management Program, developed with a grant from Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association, delves into multiple aspects of the menhaden pound net fishery in the Chesapeake, from biology to economics.
PWEC has launched a major new initiative to expand the environmental education programs for which it already is well known, and also move in a bold new direction ? economic development ? through implementation of the Oyster House Project.
PWEC is your Local Coordinator for the Marylanders Grow Oysters program, the citizen-based oyster restoration program in Maryland. We at PWEC have nicknamed our program TIGO ? Tilghman?s Islanders Grow Oysters, because at first our program was limited to Tilghman. But in 2012, we decided to expand to include all of Harris Creek because that MGO program had been abandoned. TIGO now serves all of Bay Hundred plus Bozman and Neavitt on the Harris Creek shore.
Follow Route 33 through St. Michaels, continue on to Tilghman After crossing the Knapp?s Narrows Bridge, turn left onto Chicken Point Rd. After passing Severn Marine, turn left into our driveway.