Here at Sandy Point in Solomons, the University of Maryland has a 40 acre campus for environmental science.
There is a visitor centre that houses many treasures of the Chesapeake as well as a place to learn about the marine biology that they do.
Their mission is research, education and public service with the university, government, the international science community and the people of Maryland.
By the way, Solomons is full of sailing folk. Everybody from weekend warriors in their gin-palaces to wanna-bee’s and sailors cruising on next to nothing. I met Kathy and Jim on guitar and sax, who were just back from cruising the Bahamas on an old wooden sailing ketch, replenishing their cruising kitty by playing in a local restaurant.
Really great singers and their songs were mainly about the cruising life.