Sail the Chesapeake Bay with the Natural History Society of Maryland as we trawl for plankton and marine life on a skipjack, the traditional oyster boat of Maryland. Test the water quality of the Patapsco River; peer in a microscope at tiny plankton you just caught; marvel at the fish, crabs, and jellyfish hauled up in our nets; dissect an oyster to learn its anatomy and its role in the health of the Bay; and learn how to set sail and steer the boat using basic handling techniques. Get ready for a hands-on day full of discovery for everyone while enjoying the scenery and the wind to our backs.

This trip is appropriate for all, with a minimum age of 9 years old. A waiver be signed for all participants, both adults and children.

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