Governor Ehrlich To Kick Off Bay Game
This yearís environmental education activity book to be unveiled May 18
WHO: Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., DNR Secretary Ron Franks, 300 school kids from Parole Mills Elementary School (Annapolis), environmental educators
WHAT: Introduction of the newly redesigned 2004 edition of the Bay Game. Parole Mills students will also accept an award from the Governor for the schoolís outstanding environmental education achievements.
WHERE: On the shore of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park, near the Peregrine, Osprey and Heron Pavillions (see map)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 10 a.m.
WHY: Since its introduction in 1998, the Bay Game has educated more than 1.5 million children on the basics of environmental awareness. Teaching young Marylanders about the importance of the environment and the Chesapeake encourages lifelong stewardship and appreciation for Marylandís natural resources.
Marylandís free annual Bay Game, the first of its type in the country, is designed to be played from the back seat of a car while riding to Marylandís beaches along US Rt. 50 and MD Rt. 404 on the beautiful Eastern Shore. The free game is distributed each summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, at the Bay Bridge toll booths.
The Bay Game, for ages three and up, increases playersí awareness of how humans and the environment, especially the Chesapeake Bay, are interrelated and interdependent. It also gives young people an activity to keep them occupied during the long car ride.
The 28-page Bay Game, in its 6th annual printing, features the return of The Adventures of Cooper and Hanna, a story that illustrates the importance, interdependencies and fragility of Chesapeake Bay.
Take US Route 50 East past Annapolis towards the Bay Bridge. Take exit 32 and follow signs to Sandy Point State Park. Once you enter the park, make your first left and head to the east end of the parking lot, towards the three pavilions closest to the water.
Posted May 14, 2004