Chesapeake Bay Week 2015

Chesapeake Bay Week

New Programs for 2015

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Downee Ocean, Hon! Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys
Maryland Farm & Harvest The Maryland Harvest
Electric Road Trip Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition
The War of 1812 On the Chesapeake  

More Programs from the Library

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Blind Spots: Threats to the Chesapeake Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay Chesapeake Bay By Air
Chesapeake Wine Country Chesapeake Stories: One
Chesapeake Stories: Two Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake
Eatin' Crabs: Chesapeake Style Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had!
ecoviews: Life on the Chesapeake Bay The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt
Growing Up on Tilghman Hidden Rivers
The Last Boat Out Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay
On the Trail of Captain John Smith Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming?
Potomac: A River Runs Through Us Rivers of Worry
Secrets of the Chesapeake The Skipjacks
Who Killed Crassostrea Virginica

This April, Maryland Public Television invites your station to help foster public education about the environment by creating a week of programming featuring shows from the MPT Library of Chesapeake Bay Week™ along with other programs in your library.

This is one of MPT's most successful and important initiatives each year, celebrating both the bounty of our waterways and highlighting their most critical issues. The special week of programming spans history, culture, science, cooking, arts, politics and environmental challenges. We know that you and your viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how our nation's waterways touch lives and connect all of us to each other.

New offerings for 2014 include: Downee Ocean, Hon! – a sentimental journey to one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast – Ocean City; The Electric Roadtrip – filmmakers take a 300 mile journey with an electric car using only charging stations along the way; Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition- As the Bay's bounty declines, regulations increase, and the cost of operating a workboat escalates, watermen turn to other livelihoods to supplement their income and provide health benefits; Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys - A vivid portrait of one of the first land planning documents to use ecology as the central theme in the community design; and The War of 1812 On the Chesapeake - From British terror on the Chesapeake, to the Battles of Baltimore, North Point and Bladensburg, with local heroes like Armistead and Barney, the failed bombardment of Fort McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner, the War of 1812 presented some of the most important moments U.S. in history.

Committing airtime to sustain our environment offers public television a unique and exciting opportunity to exercise our educational muscle to spur public interest and activism. On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the nation will also celebrate Earth Day, so it is the perfect time to have your viewers participate in this important event.

All of the programs offered have rights extended to the end of 2014, so MPT encourages your station to either participate during the same week (April 20 – 27, 2014) or create your own Environmental Week when your schedule permits.

To Acquire Programs: The full programs will be fed to stations by satellite in late March and early April 2014.

Downloads for Chesapeake Bay Week 2014

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Program Information Booklet

Feed Schedule