Collectively, we have been working towards the restoration of Chesapeake Bay for around five decades; in fact, CRC is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We have seen a lot of progress, but we also still have a long way to go. What needs to happen to keep moving us forward? One answer to that question is incorporating more social science into the restoration effort. Without thoughtfully considering the lives and actions of the 18 million people in the watershed, we’re left with a large blind spot.

Join us on Wednesday, January 19th, from 12-1 pm to learn what is already being done, and what else can we do, to include the human dimension in our restoration efforts.


  • Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law; Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment; Affiliate Faculty, Penn State School of International Affairs
  • Lisa Wainger, Research Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

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.

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.