Welcome to Your Watershed

No matter where you live, you live in a watershed. Here in Maryland, most of us live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. It stretches across a whopping 64,000 square miles and covers parts of six states and the District of Columbia.

More than 18 million people live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Each of us has a role to play in keeping our watershed healthy.

Dive into our supplemental classroom resources for Welcome to Your Watershed, providing students an engaging journey into the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Welcome to Your Watershed Lessons


Welcome to Your Watershed Interactive

Have you ever wondered how the water from rainfall or melting snow finds its way into rivers, lakes, and oceans? That's where watersheds come into play. In this activity, we'll dive into understanding what watersheds are, their significance in shaping our environment, and the vital role they play in sustaining life.

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Welcome to Your Watershed Quiz

Take the quiz to see how much you know about watersheds.


This learning resource is a production of Maryland Public Television/Thinkport, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture.