Conservation Initiatives

City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge

The 2019 City Nature Challenge takes place from April 26–April 29, 2019.

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National Aquarium - Masonville Cove

Masonville Cove

Discover how planting native shrubs along 2 acres of restored wetland will help revitalize the Baltimore Harbor and create valuable aquatic habitat right here in Baltimore City.

Learn About Masonville Cove

National Aquarium - Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the entire world.

Learn About Our Efforts in the Bay

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Nassawango Creek Preserve

Nassawango Creek Preserve is home to 60 species of migratory birds and a number of rare plant species.

See What We're Doing at Nassawango

National Aquarium – Conservation Events

Virginia Beach

The beach's stability has been compromised due to storms such as Hurricane Isabel.

Learn About Dune Restoration

International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup

Join the National Aquarium and the Ocean Conservancy for the annual International Coastal Cleanup and help clean debris from our local waterways and beaches.

Learn more

National Aquarium - Floating Wetlands

Floating Wetlands

The Aquarium launched a floating wetland island into Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Learn About the Floating Wetland

National Aquarium - Wetland Nursery

Wetland Nursery Program

Students build a nursery pond on school grounds and raise wetland plants onsite. At the end of the school year, they transplant them to one of our wetland restoration sites.

Learn About the Wetland Nursery Program

Diamondback Terrapin

Terrapins in the Classroom

Participating classes receive diamondback terrapin hatchlings to care for, study and release back to their natural habitat.

Learn About Terrapins in the Classroom

Conservation Events

For questions or concerns, please contact or 410-659-4249

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

9:00 am Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Thursday, October 17, 2019

9:00 am Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Friday, October 18, 2019

9:00 am Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 am Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Sunday, October 20, 2019

9:00 am Virginia Beach Dune Restoration Planting

Saturday, October 26, 2019

9:00 am Hallowmarine
9:30 am International Coastal Cleanup at Masonville Cove

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