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 Issue #1                                                                               October 2012
We are pleased to present the first issue of ALL News, another way to keep you connected with ALL activities. In future issues, we will feature members and course leaders, report on classes and keep you up to date on events. 

We welcome your feedback and ideas for future stories.  


Ann DeMart
Marketing Committee

In this issue:
Coming Up!:
Great Conservatories; The Delightsome Land


Member Spotlight: Bob Lippson
Bob Lippson
Bob Lippson
(Photo courtesy of Wilson Wyatt)
Bob Lippson's photograph Wood Duck was featured on the cover of our Fall 2012 Catalog. A long time member and course leader, Bob is currently Vice President of ALL's Executive Committee. He has led courses including Life On, Over and Under the Chesapeake as well as Life on the Inner Coast with his wife, A.J.  Bob and A.J. also coauthored Life in the Chesapeake Bay and Life along the Inner Coast.   


A marine biologist, Bob was Research Scientist with the University of Maryland; Senior Scientist and Assistant Regional Director of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service and Adjunct Professor of Estuarine Science at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D from Michigan State University.


Bob is also an avid nature photographer, whose work is featured in our new brochure as well on the catalog cover. He has been an invaluable member of the team that created ALL's "new look."   

Wood Duck

Coming Up!

October 23 
A Look at Great Conservatories of the 19th Century:
Alan Stein

Syon Park, London, England

On October 23, Alan Stein, President and Director of Architecture at Tanglewood Conservatories, will present a unique look at 19th century conservatories. Beginning in the early nineteenth century, and lasting for the next 50 years, the popularity of the glass conservatory grew along with the plants they displayed. They grew in size, architectural novelty and sheer grandeur as the engineering acumen and production capabilities of the age also grew. Explore the rich history of great conservatories of centuries past. Learn about their architectural significance in a time when building with glass was unheard of. Revisit the tales of woe that befell some of these beautiful spaces forever lost in time - including several right here in Maryland. Hear stories of many of these amazing structures around the world that have endured the ravages of time and budget cuts to influence modern conservatories today.


Alan Stein graduated in 1983 from the University of Maryland with a professional degree in architecture and speaks internationally on the work of his firm and the historic precedents of nineteenth-century glass architecture. His firm, Tanglewood Conservatories is an American company specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of conservatories, greenhouses, and skylight systems worldwide. More information about Tanglewood Conservatories can be found on their website at  


November 19 - December 10 
The Delightsome Land: Phillip Hesser


Phillip Hesser will be leading a course for the Academy for Lifelong Learning at CBMM entitled The Delightsome Land which will explore the history and economics of recreation on the shores and waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The course will meet Monday afternoons from November 19-December 10 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.


"Heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation," wrote John Smith of the "delightsome land" of the Chesapeake. For much of its modern history, the Chesapeake has seen a steady stream of visitors to its shores and waters, people who have seconded Smith's observation that the climate "doth agree well" with the constitution.


Topics will include: "Taking the Waters: Cures on the Coast,"  "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo: Camp Meeting and Gunning Clubs,"  "The First Resort: Recreational Entrepreneurship on the Sand" and Day-Trippers and Development: The Business of Beaches and Boats."


Phillip Hesser, Ph.D.,taught in the U.S. and Africa and served with the UNHCR and AED. He can be found teaching at Salisbury University and Chesapeake College, running the marshes with his retrievers, or working on Blackwater: A Guide for Exploration, and Sitting in Limbo: Life and Livelihood on the Tumps of Chesapeake Bay.  


To register, or to learn more about ALL programs, please call the Academy for Lifelong Learning at the CBMM at 410-745-2916 or download a catalog online.

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