Awesome Amphibians

Amphibians are cold-blooded animals that have a backbone and lay eggs. Most amphibians spend their “childhood” in water and “adulthood” on land. Frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts are all examples …

Down by the Bay

When fresh water reaches the Chesapeake, it mixes with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean to create brackish water. Ecosystems that contain brackish water are called estuaries. The Chesapeake Bay …

Eastern Oysters

The Chesapeake Bay is home to the Eastern Oyster. Oysters are bivalves, animals with two shells that spend almost all of their life in one spot. Oysters are an important …

Wiggling Worms

Wiggly, squiggly, slimy worms are an important food source for animals and help plants by burrowing through the soil. Printables:   “How To” Videos: Additional Links:

Animal Families

Animal families, like ours, come in different shapes and sizes. Some families, like Beaver colonies, have parents, older siblings, and younger siblings. While otheranimals, like turtles, the young never see …

Animals in Winter

The days are cold and short! Thick fur, sleeping through the winter, or moving to a warmer area are just a few of the many ways animals can survive winter. …

Fantastic Fish

Fish are animals that live in the water and have backbones, gills, and fins. The Chesapeake Bay is home to nearly 350 different kinds of fish. From Northern Pufferfish to …

Groundhog Day

February is here, and we all know what that means, Groundhog Day is near! Legend has it; if a groundhog sees their shadow in early February, we will have six …

Let it Snow!

Did you know that water can be a solid, liquid, or gas?!? Snow is a special form of solid water that forms when water freezes around tiny bits of dirt …

Radiant Reptiles

Reptiles are a type of cold-blooded animal with a backbone, dry, scaly skin, and lays eggs. Turtles, lizards, and snakes are examples of reptiles. Did you know Maryland is home …