Chesapeake Bay Resource Page

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General Resources

ChesSIE: Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators - A web-based resource center and communications hub that supports K-12 Chesapeake Bay science education. ChesSIE provides educators with bay-related teaching resources, field trip information, activities, lesson plans, and state resources.

Chesapeake Bay Program - A unique group that encompasses federal and state government and local agencies, CBP offers information about the Bay, its flora and fauna, habitats, water quality, enviromental concerns, and restoration efforts, plus provides access to scientific data.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay - Find out how to get involved with this non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The website contains descriptions of its programs plus an online version of their newsletter, Bay Journal.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - An environmental organization dedicated to "saving the Bay." Website topics include environmental education, getting involved, a Bay almanac, and a state of the Bay progress report.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Chesapeake Bay - A comprehensive site on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay monitoring, restoration, and education efforts, plus information on other hot topics such as sea grasses and Pfiesteria.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ): Chesapeake Bay Program - Learn about the Chesapeake Bay Program (a multi-governmental, interstate, cooperative partnership) and its strategies and action plans to help restore the Bay.

Educational Resources

ChesSIE: Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators - A web-based resource center and communications hub that supports K-12 Chesapeake Bay science education. ChesSIE provides educators with bay-related teaching resources, field trip information, activities, lesson plans, and state resources.

Bay Link - A collaboration between several Virginia-based, bay-related organizations, this educational website includes lesson plans, field trips, and student projects/activities.

Living Bay Online - An interactive resource about oysters, algae and the Chesapeake Bay. Teacher resources include 10 lesson plans, and student resources include a variety of quizzes, a detective game and a population estimation challenge. Appropriate for grades 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Chesapeake Bay Program for Teachers - Offers educational tools for teaching about the Chesapeake Bay including online factsheets, lesson ideas, powerpoint presentations, and more for all grade levels.

Watersheds: Where the Atmosphere Meets the Earth -This highly interactive site has in-depth information about Chesapeake Bay watersheds and coastlines. Site includes activities, quizzes, vocabulary terms, movie clips.

Blue Crab Education Page - Information compiled by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science on the anatomy, life cycle, ecology, and fisheries of the blue crab.

Bay B C's -An online multidiscplinary activity guide for grades K-3 offering background information and lesson ideas concerning the Chesapeake Bay.

Expedition Susquehanna Webquest - Throughout this WebQuest, you will virtually paddle alongside the explorers of Expedition Susquehanna as they journey 444 miles from the river's headwaters in Cooperstown, New York to the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. You will investigate water quality and land use and try to decide if the Susquehanna River (and by extension the Chesapeake Bay) can be saved. An introduction, the goals, the process, the conclusion, and how to evaluate students on their performance are all included.

Science & Research

ChesSIE: Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators - A web-based resource center and communications hub that supports K-12 Chesapeake Bay science education. ChesSIE provides educators with bay-related teaching resources, field trip information, activities, lesson plans, and state resources.

USGS Activities in the Chesapeake Bay Region - Connect to USGS projects on the Chesapeake Bay including weather, land use, population & urban, atmospheric deposition, geology, mapping, biology, streamflow, water quality, wetlands, sediment, and ground water activities.

Ecosystem Trends and Response: Chesapeake Bay (USGS) - Information on the Chesapeake Bay, the critical issues for its management and restoration, recent dissolved oxygen and SAV trends, and the USGS Ecosystem Response Project.

Chesapeake Bay: Measuring Pollution Reduction (USGS) - Addresses the following questions about the Bay: How much nutrient pollution enters the Bay each year from its major tributaries? What is being done to reduce nutrient pollution? How is nutrient-pollution reduction being determined? Are the steps taken to reduce nutrient pollution working?

SAV in Chesapeake Bay - Information about submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), SAV habitat requirements, restoration efforts, and distribution data.

Data

ChesSIE: Chesapeake Science on the Internet for Educators - A web-based resource center and communications hub that supports K-12 Chesapeake Bay science education. ChesSIE provides educators with bay-related teaching resources, field trip information, activities, lesson plans, and state resources.

Chesapeake Bay Program Data Hub - Chesapeake Bay Program's data network providing acesses to water quality, benthic, fisheries, point source, plankton, and monitoring databases.

Chesapeake Bay River Input Monitoring Program (USGS/DEQ) - Data from the USGS that tracks the amount of nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphorus), suspended material, and other potential contaminants entering the Bay from nine major rivers over the last ten years.

Chesapeake Bay Observing System (CBOS) - Real-time data from two stations in the Chesapeake Bay. Data include air temperature, wind speed & direction, barometric pressure, humidity and salinity data.

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