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Chesapeake Bay Week 2021

Evolution of America: 1619 to Today

Maryland Public Television invites you to help foster public awareness and education about the environment and conservation by participating in Chesapeake Bay Week® 2021. This special week of programming, that spans the history, culture, science and current challenges of the bay — from cooking and arts, to environmental problems and politics — is one of the only such programming initiatives in the country. We believe you and your viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how our nation’s waterways touch our lives and connect all of us to each other.

New offerings for 2021 include: Chesapeake Beacons– a breathtaking overview of the Chesapeake Bay’s most treasured lighthouses and navigation landmarks. Creatures of the Chesapeake - Plunge beneath the brackish waters of the nation’s largest estuary and discover a diverse and vibrant ecosystem-- home to more than 3,000 unique, mesmerizing and often, quite charming creatures. The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2021 – Host Frank Sesno is joined by experts, activists and officials on Chesapeake Bay health and cleanup to discuss the approaching federally-mandated 2025 deadline that calls for reduced amounts of nutrients, sediment and other pollutants in the Bay. Tidewater– explores the efforts by a wide range of stakeholders, from ordinary citizens to the U.S. Navy, to tackle the challenges posed by climate change in Hampton Roads, Virginia where vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. A Voice for the Riversa documentary profiling four riverkeepers that are dedicated scientists, environmental activists, educators, volunteers, and advocates who work daily to protect and restore the rivers of the Eastern Shore.

Committing airtime to sustain our environment offers public television a unique opportunity to exercise our educational muscle to spur public interest and activism. On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the nation will celebrate Earth Day, so it is the perfect time to have your viewers participate in this important event. All the programs offered have rights extended to the end of this year, so MPT encourages your station to either participate during the same week (April 18 – 24, 2021) or create your own Environment Week when your schedule permits.

To Acquire Programs: The program catalog highlights all the 2021 offers with a web address on the cover to direct you to more information and program clips. The full programs will be fed to stations by satellite in late March/early April 2021. A detailed schedule with the days and times of the program feeds will follow in the coming weeks.

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