From watching the Bay's rivers come to life with spring to talking with oyster farmers and other businesses about how they're impacted by COVID-19, 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.
14 May 2020 00:03:30
Local farms in the watershed are adapting to COVID-19 to provide a safe food supply while following practices that are good for clean water. Join experts at CBF's Clagett Farm to learn more about how you can find a farm near you.
21 Apr 2020 00:00:34
Champion Oyster Shucker Deborah Pratt from Virginia’s Middle Peninsula demonstrates her unique lip-shucking method to open an oyster.
21 Apr 2020 00:01:03
Johnny Shockley of Hooper's Island Oyster Co. shows step-by-step how to eat an oyster.
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From freshwater mussels to microplastics, CBF's webinars serve up timely, science-based explorations into Bay topics that will delight and inform.
Zoom Bay Backgrounds
Bring the Bay to your next virtual happy hour or birthday party with one of our exciting Bay backgrounds.
Pledge to Save the Bay from Home
Sign our pledge to do your part to restore and protect the Bay from home during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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
September 17, 2020
Charles County becomes the latest battleground over forest protections.
September 16, 2020
It will take the work of many hands for Pennsylvania to lessen its impact as the greatest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.
September 11, 2020
Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of COVID-19.
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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.
27 Mar 2020 Episode 2 | 00:07:06
How do freshwater mussels trick fish into helping them out? Why are they good for streams and rivers? How many species of freshwater mussels are there in the Bay watershed? CBF's Virginia Senior Scientist Joe Wood shares why he loves these amazing mollusks–and why you should too.
25 Mar 2020 Episode 1 | 00:06:46
Why is an oyster hard to shuck? How do young oysters choose their homes? What happens when an oyster filters water? CBF’s Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden gets up close and personal with the Bay’s famous bivalve.
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Learn Outside, Learn at Home
At home with children? Dig into interactive and social resources with your at-home student to learn about the Bay and its watershed from your own backyard, porch, or park.
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.