Back for its 18th year, the Maryland Bay Game has a newer — greener — look. For the first time, the popular children’s activity booklet is available solely online.
Perfect for parents continuing the conservation conversation while engaging with their kids in outdoor play, this new format affords both theoretical and hands-on learning. Kids can access the site from computers, tablets and smartphones, with the option of printing individual sheets to color as they choose.
Celebrating the theme A Year in Nature, each month features an environmental lesson with a corresponding game and outdoor activity. Clickable links throughout take readers directly to more information on select topics.
July kicks off with an introduction to the state’s fish population and how different species thrive in Maryland’s diverse waters. A Sudoku challenges players to correctly arrange native species into a 4 x 4 square, and information on youth fishing programs leads kids out to their local pond to cast a line.
Other topics covered throughout the year include how the sun produces energy, why leaves change colors and what happens when animals hibernate.
Pages through September are available now; check back quarterly for additional content. In the mean time, the fun is just a click away!
The Maryland Bay Game is produced by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Office of Communications. Access the latest versions at http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Pages/BayGame.aspx.
Ready to get out and explore nature? Get started with DNR’s mobile app, AccessDNR, to easily discover and locate State recreation such as parks, forests, trails, boat launches and other attractions. This mobile resource also provides on the spot access to fishing and hunting information, a fish identifier, late breaking DNR news updates, and much more. To download the app, available for iPhone and Android, visit dnr2.maryland.gov/Pages/dnrapp.aspx.