May 21, 2024

Sign Up Now for Kids’ & Teen College

Kids & Teen College

Southern Maryland students between 6 and 17 years old are sure to find something to be excited about in the schedule of College of Southern Maryland’s Kids & Teen College. 

Learn This Summer at Aerospace Camp

Aerospace Camp

Kids from second grade to high school juniors can sign up until May 15 for Summer Aerospace Camp, offered by The Patuxent Partnership and St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Camp sessions are set for July 2018 at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, MD.

Who’s Who on St. George Island, Mary Gale Adams

St. George Island

Introducing the first installment to appear online of Mary Gale Adams’ “A Who’s Who of St. George Island,” a work called “a true oral history.” The 250-page compilation of stories, recipes, and home remedies was collected, written, typed, bound, and covered by Ms. Adams, herself a native of the St. George Island community.

Message From the Captain Aug. 2017

ospreys return

Chesapeake Bay migrant birds are packing up and some are heading out as the autumn approaches, which also means the fish are hitting. The Cap’n reports on the details here.

Message From The Cap’n … Mid July 2017

relief aid

Capt. Jack Russell offers this compilation of fishing advice, waterman and weather insights, Chesapeake lore, and ordinary malarkey from the folks who keep their feet wet in the Potomac and St. Mary’s rivers.

Soft Crabs in Season: Another World Wonder!

soft crab

It’s soft crab season in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to identify a crab about to shed into its soft stage and how to prepare one for dinner.

Kids Learn About Space, Cyber Security at Camps

New Leadership

The Patuxent Partnership is one of the sponsors of Cyber Camp and Aerospace Camp this summer, offering students the chance to focus on STEM learning even while they are on summer break.

Season Ends … Season Begins – Message From the Captain

The Cap’n writes, as spring engulfs the Chesapeake ……. End of one season and beginning of another…. and also begins meanderings upon “birds of a feather”

Fisheries Update, Plus Crab Scraping at Smith Island

crab scraper

Crab season in the Chesapeake won’t open until April. Video of a crab-scraper working the “flats” around Smith Island gives a good taste of a disappearing life. Southern Maryland waters don’t have the type of aquatic grass needed to acccommodate the harvesting method.

Jelly Fish & Others Winter in the Chesapeake

Jelly Fish & Others bald eagle

Jelly fish, bald eagles, and a raft of ducks spend the winter in the Chesapeake Bay. This and more important seasonal information in this Message from the Cap’n.