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Thank you to these organizations for advice, support, and access to materials, experts, research and resources. We hope that users of Bayville will lend their support to these incredible groups.

Audubon Maryland/DC

Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. They operate a national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific, and educational programs.

Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc

Based in Annapolis, this foundation is dedicated to “archiving, documenting, and sharing the legacy of African-American achievement, fostering environmental conservation and preservation, and facilitating the continued economic success of the Chesapeake Bay maritime trade and seafood-related industries.”

Contact this organization to find more about unique programs that combine Bay ecology and the history of African-American history and culture.
(410) 263-8030; fax (410) 263-8031

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

“The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay watershed.”

The CBF has sponsored award-winning environmental education programs for over 30 years. They offer extensive professional development opportunities, student programs, and classroom curricula closely aligned with Maryland state standards. They have recently linked with National Geographic to create the Chesapeake Classrooms Community.  The also sponsor a quarterly online newsletter for educators called Watershed Voice. Contact the CBF Education Coordinator to explore these and other educational options.
(410) 268-8816

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Located in St. Michael’s, “the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering an understanding of the culture and history of the Chesapeake Bay.”

The Museum is the only institution devoted entirely to the study of the Bay’s history and culture.  They have developed programs for educators working with students in grades three through six, focused on the crabbing and oystering industries. Contact the Education Department for more details.
(410)745-2916 ext. 133.

Living Classrooms Foundation

“Living Classrooms Foundation is a nonprofit organization, . . .  providing hands-on education and job skills training for students from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth. The Foundation uses maritime settings, community revitalization projects and other challenging learning environments, and a low staff-to-student ratio.”

In addition to multiple alternative educational opportunities, Livings Classrooms also sponsors SLURRP, the Student Leadership in Urban Runoff Reduction program, with online resources for both students and teachers.

Maryland State Department of Education

“The Maryland State Department of Education, . . . develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school.  MSDE also oversees technical education, rehabilitation services, and library programs throughout the state’s 24 local systems.”

Maryland State Department of Natural Resources

“The Department of Natural Resources preserves, protects, enhances and restores Maryland's natural resources for the wise use and enjoyment of all citizens.”

At their online home for education, DNR keeps teachers up to date on the latest education-related happenings on the Bay, in addition to providing extensive teacher’s guides, news of funding opportunities, resources to use in the classroom, and field trip opportunities throughout the state.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

“The National Aquarium in Baltimore seeks to stimulate interest in, develop knowledge about, and inspire stewardship of aquatic environments.”

The Aquarium sponsors on-site and classroom opportunities for students, educational fact sheets, professional development workshops for teachers, and much more.  Their education department can help you locate excellent water-related resources.
(410) 576-3833 (Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4:30 PM)

Sultana Projects, Inc.

“Founded in 1997, Sultana Projects provides educational programs that focus on the history and natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.”

The Sultana Projects, Inc. sponsors under-sail, at the dock, and in-classroom opportunities for students to explore this recreated topmast schooner, Bay maritime history, and Bay ecology.  Contact the Director of operations to make arrangements.
(410) 778-5954



Our thanks to these individuals for developing the goals of the site, and reviewing plans and materials.


Stephan Abel
MD State Dept. of Natural Resources

Rebecca Bell
MD State Dept. of Education

Pat Benner
Grade 5
Princess Anne Elementary School

Brenda Birnbach
Media Coordinator, Dr. Roland N. Patterson Sr. Academy

Christopher Cerino
Sultana Projects, Inc

Suzanne Clewell
Ready to Teach Project Advisor

Joe Czarnecki
Ready to Teach Project Advisor 

Joe Davis
Middle School Science Chair, Woodlawn Middle School

Jackie Geer
6th/7th grade Science, Cabin John MS

Nancy Hotchkiss
National Aquarium Baltimore

Lisa Katz
MD State Dept. of Education

Bob Keddel
Technology Coordinator, Wilde Lake MS

Vince Leggett
Blacks of the Chesapeake

A.J. and Bob Lippson
Authors of Life in the Chesapeake

Cherie McGovern
3rd-5th grade Science & Technology
Trinity School

Melissa McLoud
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Matt Mullin
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Kristin Petterson
4th grade
Indian Creek School

Jim Pritchard
6th grade Science
Pine Grove MS

Brendon Schifflett
6-8th grade Science
Wilde Lake MS

Christine Truett
Living Classrooms Foundation

Michael Woodring
7th grade Geography
Bullis School

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