Due to the poor health of the Chesapeake Bay, 4-H GOES will have a work day! We will come together, get our hands dirty and have fun constructing artificial reefs that will create new oyster habitats in the Bay. The oysters create a natural filtration system that promotes the restoration of Bay life. We are hoping these habitats will produce millions of oysters that will support environments for a thriving population of underwater life.
Goal: Since we can’t get together to make the reef balls right now, eat some seafood to celebrate the Bay. Bonus points if it’s locally sourced and/or you post a picture.
Here are some possible fair entries:
- Educational Poster (or item): Various topics could include The Health of the Bay; What you Can Do to Help the Bay; How Oysters Filter Water; Game (traditional or electronic) …
- Aquatic Identification: What species of fish, macroinvertebrates, aquatic plants, etc. can you find living in/around the Bay?
- Aquatic Discovery Kit or Backpack: Put together 3 items that can be used to explore, investigate, analyze the Bay.
- Photo Series: Pictures of wildlife around the Bay