Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private organizations, have implemented programs aimed at management and restoration of the Bay and its species. Vital to the success of these efforts is the cooperation of all individuals living within the Bay's region. Concerned citizens ask 'How can we help.' Though progress is being made in the restoration and protection of the Bay, we must ensure that today's efforts are continued tomorrow by educating our next generation. Our children must learn to nurture the Bay as a resource. The materials presented in this booklet provide teachers with readily usable lessons for lower elementary students. Suggested grade ranges have been indicated on each lesson plan, but lessons can be altered to suit the needs of any level. The curriculum may be taught as a complete unit on the Chesapeake Bay or used to supplement other subjects. A variety of disciplines, particularly language skills, are incorporated into each activity. Any part of this booklet may be reproduced as needed for your class.