Muddy hands and feet. Interesting conversations. Making a difference. That’s what education and science on the Chesapeake Bay are all about!
The Chesapeake Bay is home to some of the world’s premier science and educational institutions. From the Smithsonian Institution and world-class universities to national parks and wildlife refuges, scientists and researchers flock to the Chesapeake to study its land and waters.
But you don’t have to be a scientist to discover this fascinating world.
Attend an interesting lecture at a museum, where leading researchers speak about the Chesapeake’s history, ecology, and restoration.
Get involved with the restoration effort yourself by volunteering to plant trees, marsh grasses, and rain gardens.
Do you have children? They’ll make lifelong memories on the Chesapeake at a camp, field trip, or after school program. Or if you’re a teacher, find a great outdoor field trip that your students will love.
No matter where your interests lie, you can explore the Chesapeake’s past, present, and future through education and science. Find a great learning opportunity at one of the places and events below.
Four Winter Walks at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge – all in sanctuary areas – are again being sponsored this year by Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc.Rock Hall , MD
Ducks, geese, swans and mergansers, loons and grebes sightings are possible on this Caledon walk and talk.King George, VA
Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses.Abingdon, MD