Earth Day by the Bay: Saturday, April 28th, 3-5 p.m.

In 2018, Earth Day celebrations around the world will focus on reducing plastic pollution in local waterways.  With two waterfront locations, and environmental education at the heart of their mission, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) is proud to present Earth Day by the Bay, a family-centered celebration of the Chesapeake.

“Connecting children with nature and the Chesapeake Bay is the cornerstone of what we do,” said Sarah Krizek, Education Director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. “This program supports the Earth Day mission to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide.”

Families can enjoy the many Earth Day by the Bay activities including creating art out of recycled materials at the eco-craft station, exploring the cove in a kayak, and catching and investigating Bay critters.  Special treats will be offered including snow cones and “dirt” (crushed cookies with pudding and gummy worms). Guava Jelly, a local band that brings the sounds of the islands to audiences of all ages, will perform.

Earth Day by the Bay will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Museum’s new Park campus located at 7300 Edgewood Road (Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park). The Park features 12 wooded acres along Back Creek, one mile of walking trails, a dingy dock and a historic Waterworks Building. The Museum acquired the Park from the City of Annapolis in October 2016, where it was largely under-utilized and in a neglected state. The Museum is in the process of revitalizing the Park and developing and implementing a Park Master Plan.

Tickets for Earth Day by the Bay are $5 for AMMP members and $7 for non-members. Adults are free.