MPT's Online Fieldtrip to the Chesapeake Bay
Welcome to Bay Trippers, MPT's online fieldtrip to the Chesapeake Bay! This site offers a unique way to explore the bay's past, present, and future. Come for a virtual sail and discover the wonders of the Chesapeake. See why the watershed is a vital resource for the people, plants, and animals who live in and around it. Learn how your actions affect the bay ecosystem and investigate ways you and your family can promote its health. To get started, choose from the following major areas of the site:


This series of interactive timelines helps you investigate how the bay has evolved. Learn how the Chesapeake was formed. Track the population of oysters, crabs, fish, and people over time. See how the forest land and pollution levels have changed, and follow important historical events from the area. Use the information to start a discussion of where we've been and where we might be headed.


Catch the latest news on issues of importance to the Chesapeake watershed and learn what you can do to make a difference. Explore a variety of lesson plans and activities approved by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for students, teachers, and families, or check out links to other related sites. Turn your tour of the bay into an action plan for change!


Join us on a six-day tour around the Chesapeake. Photographs from each of the stops along the journey reveal the bay's ever-changing beauty, and the accompanying descriptions provide an in-depth look at the life of the estuary. Learn who uses the bay and how, and brush up on local lore as you follow the links to detailed information about the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake: A Bay Trippers Adventure is a supplementary 30-minute television program broadcast by MPT's Instructional Video Service.

It takes a close look at the health of the Chesapeake Bay and explores innovative solutions for specific problem areas
-- including dwindling underwater grasses and oysters --
from the perspective of those who are on the front lines of the battle to
save the bay.

Check the schedule for
Chesapeake: A Bay Trippers Adventure.

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