Chesapeake Bay Sites

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's extensive site, featuring great resources about the state of the Bay and ways we can all help it regain its health

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
An introduction to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem

The Mariners' Museum
A site sponsored by the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia, with a wealth of materials for teachers to use in focusing on the history of the Chesapeake Bay

Living Bay Online
Interactive site with scientific information, games and activities for children, and teacher resources

Chesapeake Bay: The Most Productive and Complex    Ecosystem
An in-depth look at the Bay, including its history and a glimpse into the lives of some of the creatures who call this estuary their home

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
A virtual tour of the Chesapeake Bay Marine Museum that focuses on the Bay's rich maritime history

Exploring Maryland
A lesson plan on pirates on the Chesapeake for 4th and 5th grade students, featuring an online adventure on these ne'er-do-wells and their effect on trade throughout the region through the centuries

WHRO's Bay Link, an educational site centered on the Chesapeake Bay estuary, the people living on its drainage area, and the effect the various natural and human forces have on the Bay

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's site, filled with issues that face the Bay and information about the Alliance's ongoing programs to help save it.

Chesapeake Bay Critters
Site of Montgomery County's Chesapeake Bay Critters, a curriculum for 4th graders that focuses on the variety of different animals in the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Trust
The electronic home of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, an organization that promotes public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Plenty of resources are featured at this site, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources site focused on the Bay

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
All about Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

U.S. Geological Survey
A U.S. Geological Survey publication about the effects of rising water levels in the Bay

History of the Chesapeake Bay
The history of the Chesapeake Bay, from the Biology Department at Cecil Community College

The Chesapeake Bay Program's site
This program is a unique regional partnership that includes as its partners the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating advisory groups.

U.S. Geological Survey Paper
A U.S. Geological Survey paper about one theory of how the Bay was formed

Overview Site
An overview site sponsored by the Maryland Sea Grant, with links to scientific and research information, federal and state sites focused on the Bay, databases related to the Chesapeake Bay, and interesting sites to explore

Chesapeake Bay Acid Rain Foundation
This Chesapeake Bay Acid Rain Foundation site contains information about the bay's water quality and projects to help save the Bay

Related Science Sites

National Geographic Magazine's Kids Page
National Geographic Magazine's Kids page, full of kid-centric science; updated monthly

Marshall Brain's Site
Marshall Brain's site that explains how all kinds of things - from computers to your brain - actually work

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education site for parents that contains easy-to-do experiments and useful information about children and science

SurfNet Kids
A great site with experiments, games, and links

JASON Project
Site of the award-winning JASON Project, a year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology

A nice links page for kids' science sites

NASA site for earth science for kids, full of great online activities

Science Made Simple
Monthly newsletter for kids and teachers on science topics

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A site sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that helps kids explore the basics of biology

Museum of Unnatural Mystery
The online site of the Museum of Unnatural Mystery, a slightly bizarre, cyberspace science museum for all ages, that answers questions like: Are there really flying saucers? What killed the dinosaurs?

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Site of The National Aquarium in Baltimore, focused on animals - with games and activities to boot

An incredibly rich site sponsored by the Exploratorium, the San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception

Kids Do Ecology
An action-oriented, ecology-related site for kids

Chem 4 Kids
A comprehensive chemistry site

Learning Web
The Learning Web, a U.S. Geological Survey kids' science site, replete with lesson plans and activities

Miami Museum of Science
Meteorological lesson plans and activities, featuring an in-depth hurricane study, hosted by the Miami Museum of Science

Washington State University
Question-and-Answer page on science topics, sponsored by Washington State University

Chesapeake: A Bay Trippers Adventure is broadcast by MPT's K-12 Educational Video Service.
Click here to check the schedule.