CBF Education Videos

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation gives permission to academic institutions for these videos to be viewed for educational purposes.

  • Early Lives of Blue Crabs

    The early life of a Chesapeake Bay blue crab can be perilous. Explore the different stages of a blue crab’s early life in this video.

  • Freshwater Mussels

    CBF’s Virginia Senior Scientist Joe Wood explains why mussels are good for rivers, how mussels trick fish into helping them out, and other interesting details about these dynamic organisms.

  • Fish Adaptations

    What can you learn about a fish’s food source, habitat, and lifestyle just from looking at it? Join CBF educator Leigh Auth as she goes “fishing” for answers in this video

  • Underwater Grasses

    Large beds of underwater grasses are a key component of the Bay’s ecosystem. In this video, CBF Captain Bart Jaeger talks about the value of underwater grasses.

  • Oyster Habitat Observations

    Join CBF Educator Kellie Fiala to explore how oysters build three-dimensional reefs and why this habitat is crucial for a wide variety of aquatic life, including crabs and fish.

  • Bay Balance Yoga

    Get up close and personal with some of the Bay's coolest critters as you contemplate how each is adapted to live in this environment.

  • Living Shorelines

    CBF educators Tiffany and Michael discuss the value of "living shorelines" as well as issues related to bulkheads and other armored shorelines.

  • Backyard Report Card

  • How Forests Help Save the Bay

  • Sediment in Streams

  • An Introduction to Backyard Birding

    Join CBF Educator Tiffany Granberg as she explains how you can identify the birds that may frequent your backyard.

  • The Importance of Trees

    In this video, CBF Educators Liz and Ronnie will walk you through how trees improve water quality, how to identify them, and how you can analyze tree rings.

  • Composting

    In this video CBF Educators Tiffany, Leigh, and Claire explain composting basics, how to build a composter at home, and the different stages of decomposition.

  • Blue Crab 101

    Watch as CBF Virginia Field Manager Ken Slazyk describes blue crabs’ key features and their life cycle in this animated video.

  • Reducing Erosion is Good for the Bay

    In this video, join CBF Educators Morgan and Kate at Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs as they explain why reducing erosion is good for the Bay.

  • Spring Peepers

    On spring nights, a chorus of high-pitched peeps rings out from marshy woodlands and swamps. Follow along with CBF Educator Liz Glaston as she tracks down the source—a tiny tree frog called the northern spring peeper.

  • State of Your Bay

    Explore two different neighborhoods with CBF Educators Megan and Claire. They’ll explain how trees, ditches, lawns, roofs, and other things that make up our neighborhoods are related to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Why Is Water Quality Important?

    What is water quality and why is it important? CBF Educator Rick Mittler explains.

  • Exploring a Constructed Wetland

  • Water Quality Testing

    Follow along with CBF Educator Claire Cambardella as she performs basic tests to measure the chemical water quality characteristics of her local stream.

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