Bay Game Activity Book Now Available
Sharpen your pencils, grab your crayons and prepare to learn; the Maryland Bay Game: The Future is Now is available now at local libraries, State Parks and visitor centers across the State. For the 16th year, DNR’s popular activity booklet contains games, experiments, riddles and more showing kids how their choices today can protect the natural world tomorrow.
“It is vital we teach our children how to be responsible stewards,” said Secretary Joe Gill. “The Bay Game offers a fun and interactive handbook that allows children and their families to learn about the natural world around them.”
Honing in on the causes and effects of climate change, the 2013-2014 edition provides insight, tips, and fun for the whole family. Classic pages feature bingo and coloring, while new activities demonstrate concepts such as sea level rise and solar energy. Additionally, Governor Martin O’Malley’s Maryland Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights serves as a guide to a backyard scavenger hunt.
Parents can also find the Bay Game at the following locations: Maryland State Department of Education, Medical Pavilion of Howard County, Westfield Annapolis Mall, Prime Outlets Queenstown, Destination USA, Best of Baltimore, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Maryland Tourism Council, Patuxent National Wildlife Visitors Center, Maryland Coast Guard, Marley Station Mall Kids Club, Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic Development, Destination Maryland, Baltimore County Public Schools, Marshy Point Nature Center, Chestertown Tourism and Total Health Care Inc.
This year’s book was sponsored by the Exelon Corporation, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Behnke Nurseries Company, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, J.O. Spice Company, Severn Bank, the Oyster Recovery Program, United Health Care, Visit Baltimore, Ocean City, Maryland Departments Agriculture and Environment, the Maryland Transportation Authority, University of Maryland Sea Grant Program, the Natural Resources Police and Caroline, Cecil and Somerset Counties.
In celebration of Maryland’s abundant natural resources and exciting recreational opportunities, Governor O’Malley proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month in Maryland for the seventh year in a row, and the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature is helping citizens find a way to celebrate! The second annual Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days encourages everyone to get outside and explore the State’s natural wonders through a wide array of fun events and activities June 8-22. Catch a fish during a free fishing day, watch wildlife, follow a trail, go for a swim, take part in the Great American Backyard Campout… it’s all available somewhere nearby!