Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jeff Holland / 410-295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 21, 2012
What: Chesapeake Oysters: History, Heritage and Legacy
An intensive daylong learning experience presented by Anne Arundel Community College
and Annapolis Maritime Museum
When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuition: $79 for Anne Arundel County residents (including lunch)
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
Registration & info: 410-777-2121
Annapolis Maritime Museum and Anne Arundel Community College present College 4-A Day symposium,‘Chesapeake Oysters: History, Heritage and Legacy,’ Saturday, March 3
Join Museum Director Jeff Holland and Director of Education Charlotte Rich, along with other speakers, as Annapolis Maritime Museum and Anne Arundel Community College present “Chesapeake Oysters: History, Heritage and Legacy,” an intensive daylong learning experience studying the eastern oyster often called the “Pearl of the Chesapeake.”
Welcome: Museum Director Jeff Holland discusses 400 years of Bay history and the people who carved out a livelihood from the once abundant Chesapeake sea life.
See Capt. John Van Alstine’s working oyster boat and learn about the socio-economic impact of the eastern oyster on coastal Maryland as well as the resulting growth of the oyster industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Art Tuers and Larry Griffin recount their boyhood experiences prepping and packing oysters at the McNasby Oyster Co. Learn about the biology and physiology of oysters and try your hand at oyster shucking.
Enjoy lunch and sample an oyster dish prepared by Pat Mahoney of Wild Country Seafood, a family owned and operated Eastport seafood business.
Bryan Gomes of Oyster Recovery Partnership will discuss the historic decline of oysters in our Bay and the importance of this keystone species in our local waters. He will also explain the importance of ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance and how collecting used shell from restaurants throughout the Mid-Atlantic is providing crucial natural habitat for repopulating oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
Representatives from several environment organizations explain what you can do to reduce pollution, sustain bay sea life and help with restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
Parking will be available at Horn Point Marina, 107 Eastern Avenue; Annapolis, MD 21403.
Please dress comfortably to be inside and outside.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2012
For more information, call 410-777-2121.