Annapolis Maritime Museum Announces Launch of the 6th grade Environmental Literacy Program

The Annapolis Maritime Museum, in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, NOAA, Chesapeake Bay Savers and Maryland’s DNR, has launched its innovative 2012-2013 Oyster Environmental Literacy Program for 6th grade students at four area middle schools.

Over the course of the school year, more than 1,000 students will receive 20 hours of instruction.The program examines human interaction with the environment, oyster ecology and industry measuring and tracking oyster spat and water quality. Seventy oyster cages are being seeded and set along the finger piers at City Dock through the end of November.

In the spring, students will ‘plant’ their oysters in an oyster sanctuary in the Severn River – the largest educational program of the Maryland Grows Oysters Program with Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

For more information, please contact Amanda Elliott, program coordinator, or by phone 410-295-0104.

Volunteers will be proud to participate in Maryland’s new, cutting-edge Environmental Literacy Initiative – and you’re going to learn about oysters and the Bay.

Four Rivers Heritage Showcase
Thursday, October 25   Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts    1 – 7 p.m.

Come visit us at Four Rivers Heritage Area First Annual Heritage Showcase from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD.

This dynamic and interactive event will feature twenty-plus premier Four Rivers attractions under one roof, and allow guests to get a real taste of the unique experiences that each one has to offer.

Stop by our booth and say hello, we may have a surprise for you! For more information, go to