I visited the School of the Incarnation in Gambrills, Maryland recently to help them celebrate Maryland Day! Students made their own oysters out of coffee filters, complete with pearls made out of craft poms. I read to students from my new book, Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay, which highlights some of the interesting sights along the Chesapeake Bay. We talked about the local Calvert Cliffs, the Cape Henry Lighthouses, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and several other great places along the bay where families can visit and explore. [Read more…]
In addition to its oysters, Maryland is known for its blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. Help celebrate Maryland Day (March 25th) by making these fun crabs out of paper plates and pipe cleaners.
The blue crab is Maryland’s state crustacean, and its largest commercial fishery. Its scientific name is Callinectes sapidus, which means savory beautiful swimmer.
The second crab in the picture shown displays Maryland’s state flag–a fun way to show state pride.