Nature Connections: Life of the Chesapeake Bay

  • 25 Jun 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Natural History Society of MD 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD


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One of our most popular Nature Connections returns: a fun steamed blue crab lecture with dissection! Along with a new feature: The MD Bay-Wise Program. 

At 1:15pm / Kathy Baker-Brosh will lead an engaging discussion re “What do you really know about Maryland blue crab anatomy and life history?” Enjoy a presentation about blue crabs, including dissecting a steamed crab to observe the anatomy, life habits, and adaptations. Find out what it is that you’re really eating when you dig into those tasty crustaceans!

Ongoing from 1:00-4:00pm (stop in at your convenience; stay as long as you’d like):

How can we keep our water quality healthy for those delicious blue crabs and other Bay dwellers? Most Maryland residents live within a half-mile of a storm drain, stream or river. Most of those waterways eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay. What we do to maintain our own landscapes can affect the health of our local waterways (drainage ditches, streams, and rivers), the Chesapeake Bay and our environment. We can do our part to take care of our waterways and environment. By changing a few simple landscape practices, you and your family can help keep Maryland communities healthy.

The MD Bay-Wise Program will run fun family-oriented activities:

-- An interactive game “Who Polluted the Bay?”

-- A watershed model where you can make rain

More hands-on activities to be announced! 

PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It's beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking.

About our ‘Nature Connections’ Series:

'Nature Connections' are free, Sunday afternoon programs with fun, hands on activities and explorations to help nature enthusiasts, families, and children connect with nature. Each event offers:

— in-depth presentations as well as displays and information from local experts and organizations

— specimens and artifacts from natural history collections

— live critters

— themed activities tailored for children and families; these may include games, arts, crafts, stories, and even music and drama 

— experienced professionals to answer questions and guide your discoveries of the natural world

More 'Nature Connections' to be announced soon!!

Thanks to the generous support of businesses and individual donors, we can once again offer these wildly popular programs. To keep 'Nature Connections' going, as well as all of our field trips, lectures, and workshops, please consider supporting us with a donation. We have a fun, nature-related gift for all contributions over $25! Find out more and donate here: 

Donations are tax deductible: Tax ID 52-1068815, The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization.  

We thank you for your support, and look forward to seeing you at one of our programs!