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Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs

April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for this joint program of the Antietam Watershed Association & The Institute. Online via ZOOM also available!

Led by The Institute’s Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator, Dave Graff.

Explore the natural wonders of our local watershed through photography during “Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs,” a free program on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Avenue, Waynesboro, Pa. An online attendance option is also available via Zoom.

The program features plants and animals that depend on watersheds, as well as images of general watershed scenery.

“Most of the images will be local, but some may feature photos that I took in Florida, while working on an estuary—the area where the fresh water from the watershed meets the salt water of the ocean,” Graff said.

A watershed is a land area that directs rain and snowfall to rivers and streams that eventually flow to the ocean. Our local watershed is comprised of the east & west branches of Antietam Creek, flowing into the Potomac River, then to the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary.

Graff will show photos from the start of our watershed where the Antietam’s flow emerges, as a strong trickling spring, from underground in the mountains.

“Our actions here in Franklin County can have impacts all the way downstream to the Bay,” Graff said. “My presentation is meant to inspire viewers and foster a renewed sense of care and responsibility for watersheds and the plants and animals—including us!—that depend on them.”

“I am an avid nature photographer—insects, spiders and other macrophotography (close-up) are some of my favorite subjects,” he said. “I really enjoy sharing the beauty and majesty of nature that a lot people don’t notice.”

Graff holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in photojournalism and psychology from the University of Miami, and completed education coursework at Wilson College. 

Space is limited and registration is preferred. Email The Institute at info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org, or call 717-762-0373. Zoom link provided on registration.

This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler.

Additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.


April 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Institute
(717) 762-0373