Bringing the Bay Home

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A serene sunset in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo Credit: Jon McRay

Enjoying, exploring, and saving the Bay together from home.

Bring the Bay home by exploring our interactive activities, educational videos, helpful resources, and more.

Video Stories

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.

  • Saving the Bay During COVID-19

    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.

  • Cheddar the Oyster Gardening Cat

    What are all the cool cats doing these days? They're oyster gardening!

  • A Family Calling to Take Care of the Land

    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.
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CBF Webinars

From freshwater mussels to microplastics, CBF's webinars serve up timely, science-based explorations into Bay topics that will delight and inform.
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Interactive Activities

Coloring Pages

Local artist David Scheirer has transformed his extraordinary art into coloring pages for you and your family to enjoy.
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Chesapeake Bay Crossword Puzzle

Test your Chesapeake Bay knowledge with our newest activity: a Chesapeake Bay crossword puzzle.
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Oyster Quiz

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!
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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

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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.

  • Ask an Expert: What are Mummichogs (and Why are They Amazing)?

    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.

  • Ask an Expert: What's the Bay's Shad and Herring Migration?

    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.

  • Ask an Expert: Why are Trees VIPs (Very Important Plants)?

    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.
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Bay Cam

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.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Save the Bay

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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