This April, Maryland Public Television invites your station to help foster public education about the environment by creating a week of Environmental 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 initiatives each year, celebrating both the bounty of the bay and highlighting its most critical issues. The special bay-themed week of programming spans the history, culture, science and current challenges of the bay — from cooking and arts, to environmental problems and politics — and is the only such programming initiative in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We believe you and your viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how the bay touches lives and connects all of us to each other.
Offerings for 2013 will include national and regional history, environmental and cultural programs created or acquired for Chesapeake Bay Week®, including: Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake - opens the door to unique, historic and magnificent homes - explore a colonial-era manor hand-crafted in the 1700s, an unusual houseboat with different waterfront views each day, and modern architectural marvels that blend the best of Bay living with gorgeous settings; Potomac: The River Runs Through Us - looks at the way such rivers connect everyone in their everyday lives and the need to protect these resources for future generations; Tomorrow's Homes Today - when students enter a competition to build an affordable and attractive sustainable home, they search for and learn about the greenest technologies in the area; Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? - discusses how alternative production methods can improve the quality of life for farmers, their neighbors, and the local environment as part of a larger vision for a more sustainable food system; and The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt - follow an educational field trip to the National Aquarium that becomes an exciting Treasure Hunt! What amazing things can the students find and learn before time is up?
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 Monday, April 22, 2013, 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 the year, so MPT encourages your station to either participate during the same week (April 21 – 28, 2013) or create your own Environmental Week when your schedule permits.
To Acquire Programs: The full programs will be fed to stations by satellite according to the attached schedule with feeds on March 25, March 26, March 27, with a final feed following in April.
For more information on a specific show, please click the link below:
Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake
Potomac: The River Runs Through Us
Tomorrow's Homes Today
Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming?
The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt
Secrets of the Chesapeake
Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay
Chesapeake Bay By Air
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Rivers of Worry
Growing up on Tilghman
Who Killed Crassostrea Virginica
Chesapeake Stories Two
Chesapeake Stories One
Blind Spots: Threats to the Chesapeake
The Last Boat Out
EcoViews: Life on the Chesapeake Bay
Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy
Chesapeake Wine Country
Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had
Eatin' Crabs: Chesapeake Style
On the Trail of Captin John Smith
Downloads for Chesapeake Bay Week 2013