I am a little late writing about this, but I did not even know that is was this week until I was watching PBS with my son this morning. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, and so this means a lot to me. I made mud pies on the pier with the water and clay from the Chesapeake Bay. I first rode a boat with my Daddy on the Chesapeake Bay. I first went “crabbin” with a string and some chicken on a pier on the Chesapeake Bay. A lot of roots hold for me there and even though I do not live there now, I will always have those found memories. There is a dedication this week to trying to raise money for the Chesapeake Bay. I wanted to let you all know about it and if you did not know the history of the bay maybe these shows will be playing on your local station as well.
An hour-long look at the demise the of the native Chesapeake oyster.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt
Join Dewey, Trevor and Sloan for the coolest class field trip of the year – a wild exploration of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, home to thousands of species of marine life! The team that completes the treasure hunt the fastest wins the grand prize. Who can figure out all the clues first?
Growing Up on Tilghman
What it was like to grow up in the quiet waterman’s community of Tilghman Island, Maryland?
The Last Boat Out
Watermen in Virginia ponder staying the business of seafood harvesting.
Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming?
Exploring alternative farming models to improve the quality of farm life for a more sustainable food system.
Potomac: The River Runs Through Us
Looking at the ways the Potomac River connects everyone in their everday lives and learning ways to protect it for future generations.
The Maryland Harvest
The food-to-table movement in Maryland and its impact on restaurants, chefs, farmers and consumers.
A St. Michael’s man gives his all to finish his labor of love: a Bugeye boat.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Secrets of the Chesapeake
Legend and lore, plus little-known stories from around the Chesapeake Bay.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
Concert for the Chesapeake Bay
MPT teams up with WTMD radio to bring viewers and listeners sounds from some of the area’s best bands with one goal in mind – to encourage fans to volunteer their time to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Simulcast on MPT and WTMD, 89.7 FM
If you want to explore more about the Bay yourself on your own time please visit the website that is promoting this years events.
I would love if everyone knew a little bit about what goes into the livelihood of men and women both in Virginia and Maryland!