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From the Field

Featured Events This Week

Looking for something fun to do? Learn about a bunch of upcoming events we've hand selected from around the Chesapeake region.

March 19, 2018

From the Field

The Lion of Anacostia

A visit to Frederick Douglass National Historic Site highlighting the accomplished man born into slavery who later became a United States ambassador to Haiti and one of the most photographed men of the 19th century.

March 6, 2018

Top Places For

Seeing a Waterfall

Imagine the sight of cool, clear water cascading down rocks and rivers in a beautiful waterfall. Calming, isn’t it? Well, you can find lots of waterfalls right here in the Chesapeake region -- some only minutes from home!

February 26, 2018

From the Field

Huntley Meadows--The Natural Island in Suburbia

Located only 30 minutes from Washington D.C, Huntley Meadows serves as a natural island vacation from the monotonous meadows of metropolis.

February 8, 2018


Mariners’ Museum offers a voyage of discovery for every visitor

At the Mariners' Museum, 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries house six permanent exhibits, including the creations of pre-eminent model makers August and Winifred Crabtree; short-term exhibits; the International Boat collection; and the USS Monitor exhibit and more.

January 30, 2018

Top Places For

Watching Bald Eagles in the Wild

The bald eagle is the emblem of the United States. These majestic raptors represent strength and resilience, and here in the Chesapeake region there are dozens of places where you can see them in the wild.

January 17, 2018

Chesapeake Insider

Katey Nelson

Katey Nelson has been the education manager at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) since 2011. In this position, she is responsible for planning and leading “hands-on, feet-wet” environmental education field programs for over 8,000 students a year and directing a ten-week summer camp program.

January 11, 2018

Top Places For

Camping in the Winter

For some, a true outdoor adventure means escaping the crowds and connecting with nature. What better activity to fit the bill than camping in the winter? Load up your tent, boots, and bag and make a reservation at one of the top places for camping in the winter.

December 25, 2017

From the Field

Waterfowl Hunting

Waterfowl hunting is an incredible way to experience the Chesapeake in autumn and winter. Located right in the heard of the Atlantic flyway, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one of the finest places in the country to hunt waterfowl.

December 18, 2017


Patapsco a park for all seasons, reasons

Patapsco Valley State Park is more than 14,000 acres and includes 32 miles along its namesake river. Originally called a “forest preserve” or “river forest park,” Patapsco is a wilderness at Baltimore’s doorstep.

November 30, 2017

Chesapeake Insider

Jake Leizear

Jake Leizear is a GIS Fellow with the National Parks Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy who has just finished a year of service with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. His work focuses on geospatial data stewardship, furthering the goals of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, and assisting in shared GIS goals/projects.

November 20, 2017


Visitors learn it’s all about the wildlife at Patuxent Research Refuge

The Patuxent Research Refuge is the nation's only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research. Tour portions of 12,000 acres along the upper Patuxent River, and a visitor center on regional and national wildlife.

November 13, 2017

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