Behavior change is a buzzy phrase these days – and with good reason. The importance of social science in the Bay restoration effort is becoming clear, as we realize that the on-the-ground actions of the 18 million residents of the watershed are the key to success. While we all share the same goal of a healthy Bay and watershed, we may be unwittingly creating obstacles to that goal through our actions (or lack of them). One tool that can help us maximize our individual and/or collective impact is the Chesapeake Behavior Change website developed by the Chesapeake Bay Program. Explore the resource in advance of the webinar and come with questions for our expert speakers.

Join us on Wednesday, December 14th, from 12-1 pm for a deep dive into the Chesapeake Behavior Change resource and the role of stewardship in the restoration effort.



  • Amy Handen, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
  • Steve Raabe, OpinionWorks


  • Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium

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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 and watch our 50th anniversary video.

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.