Bayville was developed in 2005 for middle school students studying life sciences, ecology, and the environment. The interactive was built in Adobe Flash technology which was fully phased out this year. This means Bayville is no longer supported on internet browsers.

Use this collection of materials from the Bayville interactive to continue to explore the science and ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay. Students can tour the Bay's habitats to discover the organisms that adapt to these environments, play a card game to learn about the predator/prey relationships in the food chain, and watch MPT programs that celebrate the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay.

Also, explore a variety of classroom-ready resources and related supplemental materials from PBS LearningMedia to support your instruction and student learning about the Bay.

Teacher Resources and Printables


Students learn about ways in which organisms are adapted to their environment and how the health of the Bay affects them. Find printable fact sheets, graphic organizers, and other classroom materials along with related tools and resources.

Meal Deal

Students discover predator/prey and consumer/producer relationships as they play this card game based on food chains throughout the ecosystem. Find printable fact sheets, graphic organizers, and a vocabulary list.

H2Oh NO!

The water cycle is featured in printable graphic organizers, a vocabulary list and other materials.

Cinema Bayville

Videos are the focus of this section, allowing students choices to gather visual information about the topics explored. Find printable script templates, a vocabulary list and a links to related resources and videos.

Related Resources


Chesapeake Bay Week

Maryland Public Television's Chesapeake Bay Week celebrates our nation's largest estuary with an inspiring collection of programs and films designed to provoke, educate and entertain.

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Student Lesson

Bait to Plate

In this online student lesson, clips from MPT's program Maryland Crabs:Tradition & Taste help students learn what makes our state's Blue Crabs so unique and the interconnected components of this essential economic engine.

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