Fishermen, crabbers, boaters, volunteers–We need your input! Students from a Northern VA high school are designing apps to provide information to specific Chesapeake Bay stakeholders. The trouble is, they don’t know many!
Help give motivation to student learning by responding to this call for stakeholder input. Use this anonymous form to provide input.
Do you know how hard it is to get students to see that their learning connects to the *real* world? This is your chance to help them see that what they’re learning about matters to YOU! Please use the form to give your input.
- GROUP A, K, O: We are studying the effects of contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay on the consumable fish that live there. We seek to make information available to the Chesapeake Bay fishermen about the quality of the water in the bay so that they know that the fish caught from there are consumable. We want to hear from commercial or recreational fishermen/women who fish in the Bay.
- GROUPS F, Q: We have been researching oysters and how they are being affected by both the natural world’s issues and the man-made issues that are starting to lead to their extinction. We hope to hear from people or groups that care about protecting the oyster species as well as those who make their livelihoods harvesting oysters.
- GROUPS G: For this project, our groups will be focusing on one of the essential parts of the Chesapeake Bay economy, the crabbing industry. The app and website will also use live data from the bay and prior knowledge of migratory patterns to find the most likely place different crab species would be at that point in time in the bay. Our group would like to talk to local recreational or commercial crabbers to see what they need so we can make a helpful website form them.
- GROUP H: Similar idea, Blue Crab fisherman especially.
- GROUPS I, L, P: We are Chesapeek, a conservation group, and we strive to maintain and improve the condition of the Chesapeake Bay, by giving people the information for what needs to be improved upon or done. We are studying the wildlife, environment, what the bay’s data means to the ecosystem, and ways to change the data to benefit the area. We want to create an app that provides a visual map of the Bay’s buoy’s data. Additionally, when you are on the data page it will display what this means and what can be done. We want to contact and communicate with the Chesapeake Conservancy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, any Bay volunteers, or other conservationists.
- GROUP J, O: We are currently studying logarithms, moles, and other chemistry topics like acids and bases. We’d like to hear from any restaurateurs who depend on the Chesapeake Bay for seafood.
- GROUP M: We are interested in informing recreational and competitive boaters about submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay or other environmental variables that could affect performance on the water. We want to hear from local marinas, families, high school crew teams, and sailing clubs or anyone who uses the Bay for recreational water sports. (Paddleboarders too!)