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The Museum offers on-site field trips as well as off-site outreach programs and are designed to meet Maryland STEM as well as science, and environmental literacy standards. Unless otherwise described, each program lasts 2 hours, can be tailored to any group and can be combined for a full day experience. 

To schedule a program, fill out a form on-line  or contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-295-0104 x 3.

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 Pre-K - 1st Grade

Fins, feet and feelers                                                      Register Now!

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From fish to shrimp and worms to oysters, many different kinds of animals make their home on an oyster reef! Students will learn how to identify many types of animals by observing their body features and characteristics. Activities include:  P1240362

  • Animal related story-time
  • Use tools to help identify animals
  • Observe and record the features of different animals
  • Interact with small, living critters that live on an oyster reef

Jobs on the Bay                                                                    Register Now!

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Students will explore how watermen, lighthouse keepers and the coast guard have made their living on and from the Chesapeake Bay. Activities include:

  • Waterman related story-time
  • Compare past and current jobs on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Use maps to locate lighthouses and oyster reefs
  • Learn how boats are used for some jobs

 

2nd - 5th Grade

Oysters Inside and Out                                                  Register Now!

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Get to know the oyster inside and out by exploring the biology and ecology of the eastern oyster as well as its cultural and historical impacts. Activities include:

  • Dissecting an oyster to learn how its anatomy makes it an amazing filter
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of oyster reef habitat
  • Climbing aboard our workboat to find out how oysters are harvested as well as learning what happens when oysters come to shore
  • An in depth look at how oyster harvesting effects the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay

Animals of the Bay                                                         Register Now!

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Students explore the habitat, life cycle and structure of a variety of animals that make their home near the museum. Activities include:

  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of oyster reef habitat
  • Hands-on crabbing and investigation of crab structure
  • Near-shore sampling using a seine net
  • Examination of Chesapeake Bay birds' seasonal adaptations

Chesapeake Champions                                                 Register Now!

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In this year long school program students study the Chesapeake Bay through the lens of science, social studies and art. Students gain a personal connection to local environmental issues through hands-on activities including:

  • Meeting a working waterman
  • Working with professional artists to create a Chesapeake themed mosaic
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of oyster reef habitat
  • Taking a boat ride
  • Participating in oyster restoration
  • Climbing aboard our workboat to find out how oysters are harvested as well as learning what happened when oysters come to shore
  • Dissecting an oyster to learn how its anatomy makes it an amazing filter
  • Examining Chesapeake Bay birds' seasonal adaptations
  • And more!

 

6th - 8th Grade

Back Creek Science                                                        Register Now!

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Learn to be a scientist by exploring various ways to measure Chesapeake Bay health. Activities include:

  • Using problem solving skills to build buoys as well as exploring NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) and its role in monitoring weather and water quality throughout the Bay
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of the oyster reef habitat and its connection to water quality
  • Near-shore sampling using a seine net

Oysters Inside and Out                                                  Register Now!

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Get to know the oyster inside and out by exploring the biology and ecology of the Eastern Oyster as well as its cultural and historical impacts. Activities include:

  • Creating an oyster model and dissecting an oyster to learn how its anatomy contributes to Chesapeake Bay healthP2040430
  • An in depth look at how oyster harvesting effects the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of the oyster reef habitat
  • Climbing aboard our workboat to find out how oysters were harvested as well as leaning real world challenges of working on the water

 

Middle School Boat Trips

Skipjack Trip                                                                 Register Now!

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Climb aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's historic skipjack the Stanley Norman. For a full day experience, combine with any other 2 hour program. Activities aboard the boat include:

  • Learning what it was like to work on a 65-foot wooden sailing vessel
  • Dredging for oysters, and exploring off-shore oyster community
  • Testing water quality

Chesapeake 101 (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)      Register Now!

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Offered in partnership with Watermark Cruises, Chesapeake 101 is a new program that includes a 2 hour program at the Museum and a 40 minute narrated cruise on the Harbor Queen. Students may have lunch in between programs at the Museum or onboard the Harbor Queen. Meets STEM and Environmental Literacy standards! Programs are booked through Watermark Cruises. 

ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM

Students will use problem solving skills to build buoys as well as explore NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) and its role in monitoring weather and water quality throughout the Bay. Other activities include:    DSCF0379

  • Museum tour and tonging
  • Oyster ecology
  • Oyster dissection
  • Watershed pollution activity
  • Seining - warmer weather only
  • Crabbing and crab ecology – warmer weather only

HARBOR QUEEN CRUISE

Students board the Harbor Queen to cruise the waters around historic Annapolis harbor and the U.S. Naval Academy. History, navigation and architecture are included in this 40-minute narrated program.


 

9th - 12th Grade

Back Creek Science                                                        Register Now!

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Learn to be a scientist by exploring various ways to measure Chesapeake Bay health. Activities include:

  • Using problem solving skills to build buoys as well as exploring NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) and its role in monitoring weather and water quality throughout the Bay
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of the oyster reef habitat and its connection to water quality
  • Near-shore sampling using a seine net

Oysters Inside and Out                                                  Register Now!

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Get to know the oyster inside and out by exploring the biology and ecology of the Eastern Oyster as well as its cultural and historical impacts. Activities include:

  • Creating an oyster model and dissecting an oyster to learn how its anatomy contribute to Chesapeake Bay health
  • An in depth look at how oyster harvesting effects the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Use our docks to explore the ecology of the oyster reef habitat
  • Climbing aboard our workboat to find out how oysters were harvested as well as finding out what happened when they were brought to shore

High School Boat Trips

Skipjack Trip                                                                          Register Now!

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Climb aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's historic skipjack, the Stanley Norman. For a full day experience, combine with any other 2 hour program. Activities aboard the boat include:

  • Learning what it was like to work on a 65-foot wooden sailing vessel
  • Dredging for oysters, and exploring off-shore oyster community
  • Testing water quality

 

Boat Programs

Middle School Boat Trips

Skipjack Trip                                                                 Register Now!

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Climb aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's historic skipjack the Stanley Norman. For a full day experience, combine with any other 2 hour program. Activities aboard the boat include:

  • Learning what it was like to work on a 65-foot wooden sailing vessel
  • Dredging for oysters, and exploring off-shore oyster community
  • Testing water quality

Chesapeake 101 (in partnership with Watermark Cruises)      Register Now!

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Offered in partnership with Watermark Cruises, Chesapeake 101 is a new program that includes a 2 hour program at the Museum and a 40 minute narrated cruise on the Harbor Queen. Students may have lunch in between programs at the Museum or onboard the Harbor Queen. Meets STEM and Environmental Literacy standards! Programs are booked through Watermark Cruises. 

ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM

Students will use problem solving skills to build buoys as well as explore NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) and its role in monitoring weather and water quality throughout the Bay. Other activities include:

  • Museum tour and tonging
  • Oyster ecology
  • Oyster dissection
  • Watershed pollution activity
  • Seining - warmer weather only
  • Crabbing and crab ecology – warmer weather only

HARBOR QUEEN CRUISE

Students board the Harbor Queen to cruise the waters around historic Annapolis harbor and the U.S. Naval Academy. History, navigation and architecture are included in this 40-minute narrated program.

High School Boat Trips

Skipjack Trip                                                                          Register Now!

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Climb aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's historic skipjack, the Stanley Norman. For a full day experience, combine with any other 2 hour program. Activities aboard the boat include:

  • Learning what it was like to work on a 65-foot wooden sailing vessel
  • Dredging for oysters, and exploring off-shore oyster community
  • Testing water quality
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