From watching the Bay's rivers come to life with spring to talking with our local oyster farmers, we're bringing you out on the water and beyond with compelling stories and helpful tips about Bay life and the current challenges facing it.
25 Nov 2020 00:01:29
This year tested us like no other. But the passion, strength, and resilience of the CBF community continues to shine. Never has our fight for clean water been more important. And never have we been more honored and overwhelmed by the unyielding support of the CBF family.
30 Sep 2020 00:00:54
What are all the cool cats doing these days? They're oyster gardening!
27 Jul 2020 00:04:09
Morgan’s Last Standing farm is among the last Black-owned farms in Clarke County, Virginia.
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Learn Outside, Learn at Home
Dig into educational resources designed to keep teachers, parents, and students connected to the Bay and the watershed from their own backyard, porch, or park.
From freshwater mussels to microplastics, CBF's webinars serve up timely, science-based explorations into Bay topics that will delight and inform.
Local artist David Scheirer has transformed his extraordinary art into coloring pages for you and your family to enjoy.
Chesapeake Bay Crossword Puzzle
Test your Chesapeake Bay knowledge with our newest activity: a Chesapeake Bay crossword puzzle.
You may know a healthy Chesapeake Bay depends on water-filtering oysters. But what else do you know about the Bay's favorite bivalve? Take the popular oyster quiz to find out!
Take the Quiz
Bay Footprint Calculator
Use this fun and handy tool to identify ways your lifestyle adds pollution to the Bay and what you can do to reduce it.
Find Your Footprint
Save the Bay Blogs
August 20, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at what's happening with some of the Bay's critters.
July 23, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how cities can be home to wildlife and provide students with hands-on educational nature experiences.
July 20, 2021
Learning comes naturally when students find connections to their everyday lives. Backyard Bay Savers shines a new light on what kids see every day in our region.
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Ask an Expert Series
How does the Chesapeake Bay's amazing natural system work? And how can we restore and protect it? Explore the answers with our CBF experts in this bite-sized video series.
06 May 2020 Episode 8 | 00:06:16
Believe it or not, mummichogs were the first fish sent into space. This "mud minnow," common in brackish marshes, lives an amazing secret life serving science, wildlife, and fishermen. Learn more from Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist.
22 Apr 2020 Episode 7 | 00:02:40
Where do shad and herring lay their eggs after migrating from the ocean? Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, explores the remarkable spring shad and herring migration.
14 Apr 2020 Episode 6 | 00:04:53
How do trees battle climate change? Can trees reduce flooding? And how do trees lead to healthier rivers and streams? Join Harry Campbell, CBF's Science Policy and Advocacy Director in Pennsylvania, as he explores why trees are VIPs (Very Important Plants).
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Zoom Bay Backgrounds
Bring the Bay to your next virtual happy hour or birthday party with one of our exciting Bay backgrounds.
This penthouse overlooking CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters and the beautiful Bay has housed both geese and osprey over the years. Tune in and take a Zen break—if nothing else, enjoy those calming Bay waters in the background.