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These Students Grow Professionally By Blogging About Science

Jeffrey Brainard • August 29, 2016

Graduate fellow William Yagatich learned through practice how to interview people effectively for his sociological research about efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. He also learned on the job an even more important task: being a new father to an infant girl.


Stormwater Saviors: How These Volunteers Are Becoming Master Watershed Stewards

Daniel Pendick • August 8, 2016

Meet the people accepted into the Cecil County Watershed Steward Academy. The extended training program equips Marylanders with the knowledge to launch projects that improve water quality in their own communities and the Chesapeake Bay beyond. Why do they want to become Master Watershed Stewards? And do they have what it takes to make it through the rigorous training?



Photo Essay: An Island for Dredged Sediment Becomes a State Park for People

Jeffrey Brainard • June 9, 2016

Hart-Miller Island has slowly risen in the Chesapeake Bay over the past 30 years. Now the state is expanding public access for hiking and biking there.


Bernie Fowler Honored for his "Cornpone Campaigns"

Michael W. Fincham • June 2, 2016

In 1969, Bernie Fowler gave a short speech to the Parents and Teachers Association of Prince Frederick County. His message: he would be resigning as president of the PTA. Then he wrote a short letter to Governor Marvin Mandel.


Teaching Science on TV: A Search for Salamanders

Adam Frederick • April 29, 2016

When Maryland Sea Grant's education leader Adam Frederick appeared in a recent episode of the “Aqua Kids” TV show, he highlighted an unusual outdoor teaching tool — the yellow-spotted salamander. Changes in the abundance of this "indicator species" can signal declines in water quality. 


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