Volunteer and non-traditional monitoring groups collect important information about the health of the Chesapeake and its tributaries that, until now, was not being leveraged on a Bay-wide scale. Non-traditional monitoring groups are defined as those that collect routine environmental data and are not part of a formal, regulatory monitoring network. These include many of the […]
Sea levels around the world are rising, putting coastal communities at risk. Many people in harm’s way do not have a frame of reference for how rising seas may impact them or what they should do in response. Despite the need, there has been very little civic dialogue about the issue or possible solutions outside […]
The national No Child Left Inside movement, the Chesapeake Bay Program, and many leading educators encourage the incorporation of meaningful outdoor experiences in K-12 classrooms. CEC believes in the importance of active learning through outdoor experiences and independent research. Students with technical skills and global perspectives will be the leaders of tomorrow, addressing the challenges […]
This Chesapeake “user’s manual,” developed with NOAA at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory, will explain the variation in and interplay between key biotic and physical variables, both natural and human.
Climate change is typically discussed in future terms, as in how our planet might change over the next 50 to 100 years. CEC is working with NOAA and the University of Maryland to document how climate change has affected the Chesapeake Bay over the last century. Looking at past impacts provides us a lens into […]
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, stormwater accounts for about 15% of the total nitrogen polluting the Bay. When excessive amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus enter the water, they fuel algal blooms that harm underwater grasses and wildlife. How do you motivate homeowners to take the necessary steps to reduce their stormwater input? Encouraging small […]