Oyster Rings

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Time: 1 PM to 2:30 PM (please arrive a few minutes early to allow for a short walk from the parking lot to the Nature Center)


Meeting point: Assateague State Park Nature Center (park at the Ranger Station)

Address: 6915 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD


Oysters are vitally important for the health of the coastal bays. A single oyster can filter up to 60 gallons of water a day! Oyster reefs also provide habitat for many other bay critters such as crabs, snails, and small fish. At this Coast Kids event we will build oyster reef structures that can be attached to a dock or pier. We will pour 12-inch concrete rings and stick old oyster shells in it because baby oysters love to settle on top of adult oyster shells.  


Water Quality Testing and Crabbing

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022 

Time: 3 PM to 4:30 PM


Meeting point: Public Landing Fishing Pier

Address: End of Public Landing Rd, Snow Hill, MD


Come and learn real-life scientific methods to test the bay’s water quality. Then spend some time at the beautiful Public Landing pier on Chincoteague Bay to catch crabs and go swimming. We hope to see lots of crabs, and maybe some other sea creatures as well. We will provide bait, crab lines, and nets as well as life vests for those who need them.

Links to the previous months' Coast Kits

Build a Screech Owl Nest Box

Click on the interactive image to:

  • watch a step-by-step video how to build your Screech Owl nest box

  • instructions where to hang your owl box

  • lots of interesting and fun facts about Eastern Screech Owls!  

For questions please email to or call Verena at 410 629 1538 

Oil Spill Clean-Up

Click on the interactive image to

  • watch step-by-step instructions how to use your oil spill clean-up kit

  • learn how birds are rescued after an oil spill

  • watch a video how scientists saved baby turtles from harm after an oil spill