Chesapeake Bay Day

Chesapeake Bay Day is an annual event held at Thomas Hunter Middle Schools. This day long interactive program features demonstrations in Mathews maritime history, shipbuilding, crabbing, oystering, and boating safety. Most of all, it's fun!


photos

Activities for sixth graders include knot tying, life jacket instruction from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and hands-on experience with ship-building tools.


photos

And a chance to see a variety of marine life provided by local watermen.

photos

Local organizations share images and stories of the Bay's beauty and conflicts.
They also talk about ways to preserve the Chesapeake for future generations.

photos

Volunteers, dressed as characters from the past, help tell the stories.
thank you volunteers. We couldn't do it without you.