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  • Engaging Youth with Planting and Discovery

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    The goal of the B-WET program is to have students grow native grasses (Vallisneria americana) in the classroom and plant those grasses in Mariners’ Lake to help sustain the health of the Lake. During the year, students also learn about local Chesapeake Bay environmental issues and solutions, eventually leading to the creation of a hands-on action project to address a problem in our community.

  • Beyond the Frame: Symphony of Solitude

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Environmental Conservation

    The title of this work, “Marine Totem with Osprey Nest”, carries a reverence. The idea of a totem invokes a spirituality, rooted in the indigenous belief of humankind’s kinship with nature. More secularly, this concept describes something that acts as a respected symbol.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Symphony of Solitude

    In this episode of Beyond the Frame, we examine a work by outdoorsman artist Barclay Sheaks and explore the concept of reflecting upon the natural world and the issues affecting it as well as humankind's inherent bond with nature.

  • Testing the Waters with B-WET

    • Educational Enrichment
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    This particular bay watershed education and training grant, known as B-WET, is an environmental program for K-12 students that is focused on hands-on, place-based watershed learning. Our program works with 9th-grade high schoolers in the Newport News Public Schools.

  • The Arbornaut

    Journey with “CanopyMeg,” also nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, as she takes us on an adventure into the “eighth continent” of the world’s treetops.

  • The Votes are In!

    • Community Engagement
    • Environmental Conservation

    The results are in on 3 ballot initiatives aimed to establish limits on the size and cleanliness of ships visiting the port of Key West, Florida.

  • A Maritime issue on the ballot!

    • Community Engagement
    • Environmental Conservation

    The future of cruise ships in the world of Covid-19 may be on the minds of many citizens of port cities that welcome them.

  • A Furious Sky

    Hurricanes have had a profound and surprising impact on American history. Now, best-selling historian and author of Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates, Eric Jay Dolin returns to present a story on five hundred years of American hurricanes.

  • A Lion by Any Other Color. . .

    • Collections
    • Conservation
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park

    If you’ve visited our Lions Bridge over the last couple of weeks, you may have seen our signature Lions turning shades of red and orange. Never Fear! Nothing is wrong. Rather, the conservation team is giving our Lions a ‘grooming.’

  • World Water Day – Monitoring the Water Quality of Mariners’ Lake

    • Conservation
    • Environmental Conservation
    • Mariners' Park
    • Science
    • Technology

    On a day dedicated to the sustainable use of water, we thought we would talk about our efforts to monitor and conserve our waterway, Mariners’ Lake.

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