If the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a history museum where the past happened yesterday, than one of the parts of the story we need to tell is basic Bay biology and how it has changed as a result of human impact. But where to begin? The flora, fauna, and environment that lies just under the surface of the Chesapeake is immense, and constantly changing.
A good start would be to attend tomorrow’s Exhibit Exploration, which will be the first of a two-part collaboration between CBMM and Horn Point Laboratories. Horn Point scientists will be discussing Chesapeake science in layman’s terms, tackling the animals of the Bay, then and now, and also the water quality and makeup of the Bay. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to the basics of Bay life and science, and to add a little more context to your interpretation, whether at Waterman’s Wharf, Mister Jim, or the Lighthouse.
The program begins at 10:00 AM, in the Bay History Building. See you there!