In this 10-week course, discover how physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes come together to shape the diverse ecosystems within the Chesapeake Bay. Learn the history of the Bay, its current condition, and what people are doing to conserve and restore habitats and ecosystem function to the well-loved and well used watershed and estuary.

Virtual lectures: Thursdays, 6-8 pm from June 15-Aug 17
Weekend Field trips: University of Maryland’s Horn Point oyster hatchery, Jug Bay freshwater tidal wetlands, Anacostia River, lower Patuxent River.

Instructor: Teresa McTigue is an ecologist with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science