CBF Webinars

Timely, science-based virtual events that delight and inform.

UPCOMING WEBINARS | RECORDED WEBINARS

From freshwater mussels to microplastics, from trees in urban environments to dolphins in the Bay—there's always something new to explore and learn about in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Whether it's a connection between critters and habitat that we weren’t aware of, a research paper that changes our thinking, or an innovative technology or practice that shows promise for promoting cleaner water, CBF experts (and sometimes special guests!) are bringing exciting Bay topics directly to you.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS


CLEAN WATER IS A RIGHT: EQUITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AROUND THE BAY

August 11, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Ensuring the meaningful involvement of all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, or income is critical to ensuring equity for all. Join CBF and a panel of elected leaders and community advocates for perspectives on recent environmental justice victories around the Bay watershed. We will also discuss where this critical conversation needs to go in the coming years. This webinar is part of the Brock Environmental Center Learning Series, presented with support from Jean Jenkins and Mike Newell.

Speakers:

  • Congressman Donald McEachin
  • Majority Leader Charniele Herring
  • Nansemond Tribal Councilwoman Nikki Bass
  • Meryem Karad, Policy Advisor to Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources
  • Taylor Lilly, CBF Staff attorney for Environmental Justice

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RECORDED WEBINARS

  • Regulatory Rollbacks: Undermining Bay Restoration

    Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Office for a discussion of environmental rollbacks and how they affect the Bay and communities within the watershed.

  • The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint: A Model to Reduce Global Dead Zones? Webinar

    Learn how the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—a multi-state effort to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay—is affecting the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay and restoring the health of this once incredibly productive estuary.

  • Chicken Litter: The Sky is Falling!

    Join us for this month's virtual Brock Environmental Center Learning Series as we explore the very important but relatively unknown pollution issues resulting from the Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide poultry industry.

  • Moving Forward: The Blueprint and Your Impact

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker addresses our progress in this special webinar. He discusses where CBF is currently, where we are going, and how we are innovating to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's goal by 2025.

  • Dolphin Watch: Tracking Dolphins in the Bay

    Fandel, Research Analyst with the Chesapeake Biological Lab has been investigating dolphin behavior as part of conservation efforts across the U.S. since 2012. Join us as she shares where and when dolphins are being sighted and how you can help track their progress up the Bay.

  • The Bounty of the Bay

    In this webinar we explore the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay from shellfish aquaculture to the iconic blue crab fishery. Guests include watermen who participate in the Chesapeake Bay seafood fisheries, plus presentations by CBF staff including Audrey Swanenberg who coordinates the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, and Chris Moore who manages fisheries policy in Virginia.

  • Plastics and Microplastics: An Emerging Global Issue Webinar

    Join us for for a discussion on plastics, microplastics, and their environmental impact. Part of CBF's "Making Waves" webinar series.

  • Birds on the Bay Webinar

    We are seeing and hearing more from our feathered friends during this time of stillness. But did you know that birds are also indicators for clean water?

  • Blue Crabs: Claw and Order Webinar

    CBF experts discuss the latest information about the Chesapeake's blue crabs.

  • Offshore Drilling? Not In My Bay!

    This month's Brock Environmental Center Learning Series takes a look at the controversial topic of offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast and potential impacts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, wildlife, and more.

  • Climate Change: A Scientist and a Lawyer Walk into a Webinar

    Climate change is causing dire problems, such as sea level rise and negative impacts to fish and underwater grass populations. What is the science behind these challenges? What actions are we taking to reduce these impacts? Or conversely… What actions are we taking to reverse proposed rules that could worsen these issues? Join CBF's senior legal and science experts to delve into these questions and more.

  • Clean Water Grows on Trees

    Trees cleanse the air and provide shade in the summer. But did you know that trees are a crucial part of cleaning up local rivers and streams?

  • Discovering the Secrets of Freshwater Mussels

    Prepare to be amazed at the lifecycle, survival strategies, and filtering capacity of mussels.

  • Oyster Farming on the Bay

    Meet an economist who contributed to a recent report on aquaculture and hear directly from an oyster farmer about how he and others have been dealing with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dolphins in the Bay!

    Why are dolphins visiting the Bay and what does it mean for the Bay? Join CBF experts as we answer these questions and many more!

  • Throwing Shade: Heat Islands, Public Health, and Clean Water

    Cities are full of asphalt, roads, and brick whose hard, dark surfaces absorb the sun's heat, making cities hot—referred to as the "heat island" effect. But there are ways to improve the health of city residents by "throwing shade." Part of CBF's "Making Waves" webinar series.

  • Forests on the Water

    Forested buffers—stretches of native trees, shrubs, and plants along streams and rivers—keep our waterways clean and healthy. This webinar looks at new options for expanding these critical resources in Virginia. Part of CBF's "Making Waves" webinar series.

  • Environmental Impact Bond Webinar

    CBF held a webinar in March 2018 to introduce our Green Infrastructure and Environmental Impact Bonds project.

  • The Moment in Time for the Chesapeake Bay Webinar

    Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist, discusses the state of the Bay and Pennsylvania streams, and what CBF is doing to protect and restore our waters.

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