Natural History Society of Maryland: Chesapeake Gold: Ecology of the Eastern Oyster
Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723, 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
A tiny mud crab scurries about in search of food, American eels burrow deep into the folds, and a green goby lays its eggs inside an empty shell. Oyster reefs of the Chesapeake Bay are home to hundreds of marine organisms, each with their own unique connection to the Eastern Oyster.
Situated in the last surviving historic oyster packing facility, of the McNasby Oyster Company, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) provides the perfect backdrop for an in-depth look at one of the Bay’s most important and iconic natural resources, the Eastern Oyster.
Join Kirsten Barbera and staff members of the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Education Center, as we explore the natural history of Crassostrea virginica, the Eastern Oyster. We will get our hands (and possibly our clothes) dirty as we dissect an oyster and venture out onto the docks to pull our oyster cages out of the water. By the end of this hands-on field experience, you will be an oyster expert!
Sign up to attend here: https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-3359182
Photo credit: Charlotte Coneybeer