The Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay and its watershed provide an important case study of environmental and political decisions, the interaction of communities and species, and the balance between recreation, business and natural environment. The Washington Post articles, editorial and graphics in this guide offer a wide range of avenues into a study of the Chesapeake Bay. Activities include a symposium of the animals, role playing significant roles in the clean-up effort, and a writing exercise. Use them as a starting point for further study of the bay, clean-up efforts, and means to reach the 2010 goals.

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