Blue Beacon Series: Baltimore

National Aquarium

Bay, Harbor and Home: Exploring and Restoring Special Places in the Chesapeake

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Mallows Bay in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Photo credit: Kimberly Hernandez, Maryland DNR

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is a living storybook revealing over a million years of geological change within its shores. The Bay’s historical importance is as diverse and critical as the unique habitats and species that live in and around it. More than 18 million people live in the watershed today; they depend on the Bay as humans have for generations, and they’re leaving their impact on the landscape and waterscape. There is much to learn, explore and protect in this great region, where culture, community and conservation connect. Join us as we highlight a few of the Chesapeake’s special places as examples of how community-based efforts can help restore and protect this watershed for future generations.

Moderated by National Marine Sanctuary Foundation President and CEO Kris Sarri, the panel includes:

  • Jack Cover, National Aquarium
  • Susan Langley, Maryland Historical Trust
  • Genevieve LaRouche, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Paul “Sammy” Orlando, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Blue Beacon Series brings to light the ocean’s and Great Lakes’ biggest challenges through panels, lectures and film screenings hosted around the country. The goal of the series is to build communities of support for marine protected areas.

This event is also part of the National Aquarium’s Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series. Marjorie Lynn Bank was a native Baltimorean and naturalist who promoted aquatic conservation and shared her extensive knowledge of marine biology through her award-winning underwater photography and educational lectures.