Saturday, Aug. 23 is Natural Resources Day at the Maryland State Fair TIMONIUM, MD. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer interactive exhibits at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium from Friday, Aug. 22 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1 at a new exhibit area. DNR’s exhibit showcasing sustainable ideas that citizens implement at home and work will be on the second floor of the new Maryland State Fair building along with the State Fair museum next to the 4-H Home Arts facility.
“I hope that people will stop by DNR’s new state fair exhibit to learn about what we can do to help them protect our environment,” said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin. “We invite fair goers to experience a virtual journey through the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and learn how they can help us protect, restore, appreciate and enjoy in Maryland’s great outdoors.”
The Chesapeake Bay is home to more than 400,000 acres of land, thousands of miles of streams, multitudes of fish, mammals, birds and reptiles and the biggest estuary in North America. At DNR’s interactive exhibit area, participants can learn about Chesapeake Bay Restoration efforts including oysters, bay grasses and nutrient reduction. Many of the necessary, sometimes slimy but always fun things found in the Bay and its tributaries will be on hand for a totally interactive, up-close-and-personal experience. Touch and feel everything from bay grasses to turtles and snakes.
For more information about DNR’s exhibits, presentations and activities at the State Fair look for DNR’s entire State Fair schedule on our Web site at www.dnr.maryland.gov/statefair/ or call 1-877-620-8DNR x-8006.