Communication experts know that facts often do little to persuade; it is stories and emotions that change minds and win people over. Through photography, poetry, prose, murals, sculpture, song, and more, artists are able to reach people in a way that statistics do not. A photograph of a waterman’s skiff at home amongst shimmering waves and a vibrant, first-hand account of a procession of monarchs through the marsh are valuable tools for engaging the public and bringing both the beauty of the Bay and the challenges it faces to the forefront.

Join us on Wednesday, March 16th, from 12-1 pm to explore how photography and writing support the restoration effort.


  • Dave Harp, Chesapeake Bay Photographer
  • Tom Horton, Longtime Chesapeake Bay Writer, Environmental Studies Professor at Salisbury University

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:

About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2021 in our annual report.

The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.