B-Wet Program school kids working with college interns

What Lives in the Harbor

The National Aquarium engages sixth-grade students from Baltimore City Public Schools in researching aquatic species that live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Students test water quality in the Inner Harbor outside the Aquarium to form hypotheses about what Chesapeake Bay animals live there; they then test their hypotheses by conducting an animal survey. After the investigation, students recommend community action projects to improve the local watershed.

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Pre-Visit Materials

Below you will find a downloadable zip file that contains all of the general information and pre-visit documents you will need while you are planning for your What Lives in the Harbor field trip, along with links to downloadable pre-visit videos.

Evaluation Forms

Be sure to download the zip file below. It contains: important things to know, a waiver, a map, a tentative agenda, a student form, a parent form, a program overview and assignment, a data sheet, animal fact sheets, a flip flop activity, a specific card rubric, and a scenario activity sheet.

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Post-Visit Resources

Below you will find a downloadable zip file that contains all of the post-visit documents you will need for after your What Lives in the Harbor field trip.

Documents

Be sure to download the zip file below. It contains: an action project list, an extension activity, an engagement and reflection sheet, an action project research guide, the MWEE guide, and access to the water quality data site.

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Partners

Grant funding for this project is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Support is also provided by Morgan State University, Towson University and University of Baltimore.