Welcome to the 16th Annual
Maryland Bay Game!
Our world is always changing. Many of the things that make our lives better — electricity, cars and cell phones — were once just ideas. Today we are living in a future once only dreamed of by scientists and engineers.
Our natural world — and our climate — is changing too, in large part because of the things we do. Using too much water and energy, cutting down too many trees, and filling up landfills with too much trash are just a few human actions harming the Earth.
So just as those who came before us invented better ways to communicate, travel and heat our homes, it’s our turn to make better choices. We need to fin better ways to power electronics, fuel cars and deal with our trash.
Along with games to play, jokes to share, pictures to color and great ideas for exploring our natural world, this year’s Bay Game includes activities and experiments that can help us understand how and why our climate is changing and what we can do about it.
As you set out to enjoy your outdoor rights, it’s a great idea to start a nature journal. Record things you see, make drawings and take photos. Paste in dried leaves and flowers. List places you’d like to visit and things you’d like to do. And write down ideas about smarter and better choices you and your family can make to help protect our air and water, animals and plant life, and our climate.
Remember, even though the climate is changing, we can prepare for it, by making smarter and healthier choices about all of our actions.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
The 2013-2014 Maryland Bay Game was produced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Office of Communications and paid for by these generous sponsors and contributors. We extend our most sincere thanks to:
|BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC
|BEHNKE NURSERIES COMPANY
|CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
|J.O. SPICE COMPANY
|MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
|MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
|OYSTER RECOVERY PROGRAM
|MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
|UNITED HEALTH CARE
|UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEA GRANT PROGRAM
|NATURAL RESOURCES POLICE