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Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life DLESE Reviewed Collection
This guide to organisms and environmental issues of the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Coast addresses restoration and protection of bay habitats, bay grasses, harmful algae, bay monitoring efforts, and organisms that live in the bay. There is also education section that features materials for teachers, students and volunteers, frequently asked questions about the bay, and a set of links to related topics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995-2007 Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-385
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Populations, resources, environments
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How physical systems affect human systems
    • Human systems:
      • The patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface
    • Places and regions:
      • The physical and human characteristics of places
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Maryland Department of Natural Resources