The Museum currently offers several programs for free to local schools, through the generous support of  our partners: NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the City of Annapolis, The Sisco Family Fund and Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

If you think that you qualify for a free or reduced cost program, please fill out a scholarship form or contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-295-0104 x 3.

Little Skipjacks- Pre-K Program

In this outreach program, Museum staff visit your classrooms and offers a one-hour, hands-on lessons about Chesapeake Bay oysters. Content includes:

  • Oyster related story-time      LittleSkipjacks
  • Explore an oyster shell
  • Interact with small, living critters that live on an oyster reef
  • Dance and sing-along to oyster themed songs

If you feel your students qualify for this community outreach program, fill out our scholarship form. This program may also be offered as a school program for $100.00 per class. 

 

boys in waterman clothes Chesapeake Champions After-School Program

In this year long school program students study the Chesapeake Bay through the lens of science, social studies and art. Students gain a personal connection to local environmental issues through hands-on activities including:

  • Meeting a working waterman
  • Working with professional artists to create a Chesapeake themed mosaic
  • Using our docks to explore the ecology of oyster reef habitat
  • Taking a boat ride
  • Participating in oyster restoration
  • Climbing aboard our workboat to find out how oysters are harvested as well as learning what happened when oysters come to shore
  • Dissecting an oyster to learn how its anatomy makes it an amazing filter
  • Examining Chesapeake Bay birds' seasonal adaptations
  • And more!

If you feel your students qualify for this community outreach program, fill out our scholarship form. This program may also be offered as a year long school program for $75.00 per student. 

Oyster Education Program

The Annapolis Maritime Museum's 6th grade Oyster Education Program is a year-long environmental literacy project that educates students about the culture and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay oyster. This program uses the oyster as an integrating context to explore human interaction with the environment including policy, economics, biology and history. Additionally, the program encourages students to consider the effects of urban development and storm water run-off on oysters and the Chesapeake Bay.

During the fall field experience students participate in activities at Annapolis City Dock and the Annapolis Maritime Museum. At City Dock, students initiate a year-long oyster cage restoration project with spat (baby oysters), take spat measurements, collect water quality data and learn about oyster ecology and industry. This program is the largest educational participant in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

In the winter, AMM staff provides in-school outreach programs to all participants. Students dissect an oyster and learn how oyster biology is effective for filtering the bay. The project culminates in the spring with students taking a boat trip aboard a Watermark Cruise vessel to plant their oyster spat in a sanctuary oyster reef on the Severn River as well as participating in hands-on experiences that encourage students to become stewards of the Chesapeake Bay.

If you feel your students qualify for this community outreach program, fill out our scholarship formThis program may also be offered as a year long school program for $75.00 per student. 

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