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Flag Ponds Nature Park School Programs

Come to Flag Ponds to explore how nature has reshaped the Chesapeake Bay shoreline over time. Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores of this area. Sharp-eyed students can hunt for sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils along the park's shoreline. From the early 1900's until 1955 the area supported a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. One "Buoy Hotel" that housed fishermen during the main season contains an exhibit on the Bay's old-time fishing industry. The park is also home to observation platforms at two ponds, a fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay and a visitor's center with wildlife displays.

Organization(s): Calvert County Parks
Location: Flag Ponds Parkway St. Leonard, MD 20685 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: erosion, habitat and niche, sediment, soil and rocks, wildlife
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