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Join us as we restore vital habitats for people and wildlife, conduct citizen science, welcome esteemed speakers and more. Together we can make a difference!

Upcoming Events

Cleaning Up in the Water

Fort McHenry Field Day - [Canceled]

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join the National Aquarium's Conservation team for a field day at Fort McHenry, where we'll remove debris from wetlands, maintain pollinator and rain gardens, and more. Learn More

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City Nature Challenge 2020: Baltimore

Friday, April 24, 2020, 12:00 am to 11:45 pm

Showcase your backyard biodiversity in this year's City Nature Challenge. Learn More

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City Nature Challenge 2020: Baltimore

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 12:00 am to 11:45 pm

Showcase your backyard biodiversity in this year's City Nature Challenge. Learn More

Hand Holding a Praying Mantis

City Nature Challenge 2020: Baltimore

Sunday, April 26, 2020, 12:00 am to 11:45 pm

Showcase your backyard biodiversity in this year's City Nature Challenge. Learn More

Hand Holding a Praying Mantis

City Nature Challenge 2020: Baltimore

Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00 am to 11:45 pm

Showcase your backyard biodiversity in this year's City Nature Challenge. Learn More

Planting Native Grasses

Living Shoreline Restoration at Watersedge Park - [Canceled]

Friday, May 1, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us in planting native marsh grasses and restoring the living shoreline at Watersedge Park in Dundalk! Learn More

Planting Native Grasses

Living Shoreline Restoration at Watersedge Park - [Canceled]

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us in planting native marsh grasses and restoring the living shoreline at Watersedge Park in Dundalk! Learn More

Planting Native Grasses

Living Shoreline Restoration at Watersedge Park - [Canceled]

Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us in planting native marsh grasses and restoring the living shoreline at Watersedge Park in Dundalk! Learn More

Planting Native Grasses

Living Shoreline Restoration at Watersedge Park - [Canceled]

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us in planting native marsh grasses and restoring the living shoreline at Watersedge Park in Dundalk! Learn More

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Shark Tagging for the Ocean's Health

Andrew Pulver, Curator of the Animal Care Center and Marine Operations, shares how tagging can help us protect shark populations and preserve ocean habitats.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Sidlowski

Mary has been a generous contributor of her time to the National Aquarium since 1992. Although she may have lost count of the number of native grasses she's planted or mailings she's assisted with, her dedication to our mission is never lost on us! Here's to Mary and all of our volunteers...without you, we would truly be lost.

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Contact Us

Please contact conserve@aqua.org or 410-659-4249 if you have questions or would like additional details.

 Aquarium Conservation Partnership- Plastic Shark

Aquarium Conservation Partnership

Aquariums from across the country are teaming up to keep plastics out of our ocean! Learn how you can be a part of the solution.

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International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup

Join the National Aquarium and the Ocean Conservancy for the annual International Coastal Cleanup and help clean debris from our local waterways and beaches.

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