CBF Education Videos

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

  • 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

  • Sediment in Streams

  • How Forests Help Save the Bay

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Blue Crab 101

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wooded Freshwater Wetlands

    Dive into the Freshwater Wetlands investigation and follow along with CBF educators Ronnie Anderson and Ben Carver to learn about the different type of freshwater wetlands in the Bay watershed, what lives in them, and how they are threatened.

  • Why Is Water Quality Important?

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

  • The Watershed Journey of A Raindrop

    Watch the journey of Rio the Raindrop as it falls to the land near the Appalachian Mountains and travels through various streams and rivers on its way downhill to the Chesapeake Bay. Along the route, Rio, like other raindrops, is affected by pollution as well as natural filters that make the water cleaner.

  • Nutrient Scavenger Hunt

    In this video, join CBF Educators Maya, Ochae, and Nate as they scour their neighborhoods looking for sources of nutrient pollutants and the methods used to reduce them.

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