Arts & Literature

– Access Southern Maryland: Art and Literature – http://www.somd.lib.md.us/arts/literature.html
– Maryland Art Source – http://www.marylandartsource.org/

Maryland Archives:

Information about Maryland Writers
Maryland Kids Page on Authors
Information about Maryland Arts
Films and Television
Music
Theaters
Painting
Sculptures
Photography

Arts Centers

Banneker-Douglass Museum
(African-American history & culture),
Annapolis
(410) 974-2893

Chesapeake Arts Center Brooklyn Park
(410) 636-6597

Maryland Federation of Art
Circle Gallery,
Annapolis
(410) 268-4566

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis
(410) 263-5544
(410) 269-1087
(301) 261-1553

Mitchell Art Gallery
Mellon Hall,
St. John’s College,
Annapolis
(410) 626-2556

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park
(301) 405-2993

Tawes Theatre
College Park
(301) 405-6676

Local Theater Information

– Chesapeake Bay Floating Theater – http://www.floatingtheatre.org
– College of Southern Maryland Players – http://www.csmd.edu
– Hard Bargain Players: Theater in the Woods – http://hbplayers.org
– Patuxent Playhouse – http://www.patuxentplayhouse.com
– Port Tobacco Players – http://www.ptplayers.com
– Bruce Davis Theater: St. Mary’s College – http://www.smcm.edu
– Mattawoman Creek Art Center – http://www.mattawomanart.org

Local Movie Theaters

Calvert Village, Apex 6a
Calvert Village Shopping Center
West Dares Beach Rd. & Route 2/4,
Prince Frederick 410/535-0776
$6.75; $4.75 matinee/kids/seniors; $3.75 first matinee

Eastport Cinemas, Crown 2
Eastport Shopping Center, Chesapeake Ave.
410/224-1145
$7.75; $5 matinee/kids/seniors; $3.50 last matinee

Annapolis Harbour Center, Crown 9
Annapolis Harbour Center,
Routes 2 & 665, Annapolis 410/224-1145
$7.75; $5 kids/seniors; $3.50 last matinee

Annapolis Mall, Crown 11
Annapolis Mall, Jennifer Road
410/224-1145
$7.75; $5 kids/seniors; $3.50 last matinee; free kids’ movie 9am &
11am Wed. & Thurs. in summer

Bowie Crossing, Hoyt’s 14
Bowie Crossing, Route 197 north, between US 50 and US 301
301/262-7433
$8.50; $6 matinee; $5.50 kids/seniors

Dinner Movie Theaters

Annapolis Cinema Grill
Forest Plaza, Forest Drive, Parole
410/266-8437
$3.50 plus cost of dinner or beverages

Government

State Government

– All about Maryland – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/homepage/html/mdgov.html
– Maryland Electronic Capitol – http://www.mec.state.md.us/
– Maryland Governor – http://www.gov.state.md.us/
– Maryland General Assembly – http://mlis.state.md.us/
– Maryland Judiciary – http://www.courts.state.md.us/
– Maryland Manual Online – http://www.courts.state.md.us/
– Maryland State Archives – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/
– How a Bill Becomes a Law – http://www.mdkidspage.org/BillLaw.htm
– Find out who your representatives are – http://mdelect.net/electedofficials/
– Our State House – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us
– Maryland’s Court System – http://www.courts.state.md.us
– Maryland’s Top Officials – http://www.mdkidspage.org

County and City Government

– Maryland County Governments – http://www.mdcounties.org
– Maryland Governments: Cities and Towns – http://www.mec.state.md.us
– County Court Houses – http://www.mdkidspage.org

History

Maryland History: Kids Pages

– Maryland Kids History Timeline – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Maryland History Coloring Book – http://www.msa.md.gov
– Daily Life in 17th Century colonial Maryland – http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8376/intro.html

County History

– A Brief History of Maryland Counties – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Formation Dates of Maryland Counties – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Where Maryland Began: A Colonial History of St. Mary’s County – http://www.somd.lib.md.us
– Maryland County Histories:
Anne Arundel County – http://www.mdkidspage.org
Calvert County – http://www.mdkidspage.org
Charles County – http://www.mdkidspage.org
Prince George’s County – http://www.mdkidspage.org
St. Mary’s County – http://www.mdkidspage.org

General Informational Links

– Maryland Archives: Maryland Historical Chronology – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us
– Maryland Historical and Biographical Information – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us
– State Forest and Park Service Living History Program – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– Maryland Archives: State Map Collection – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us
– Maryland History Links – http://www.bcplonline.org
– Learn about Famous Marylanders – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Early Maryland History Links – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Maryland Local History Links – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Maryland Statewide History Links – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– War and Maryland Links – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Primary source Documents of Maryland History – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us

Maryland Genealogy

– Maryland History and Genealogy – http://www.marylandroots.org
– Maryland Genealogy Links – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us

Plants & Animals

Endangered Species of Maryland

– DNR – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/espaa.html

Maryland Flora

– Endangered Plants of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/rteplants.asp
– Forest Facts of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/forester/mdfacts.asp
– More Forest Facts of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/education/envirothon/forestry/
– Maryland Tree Identification – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/education/envirothon/forestry/treeid.html
– Name that Native Maryland Tree Game – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/forests/kidzone/
– Plant Lists for Maryland’s Regions – http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/nativesMD/lists.htm

Maryland Fauna

– Endangered Animals of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/rteanimals.html
– Animals of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/animalbits.html

Mammals

– Maryland’s Bats – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/nhpbatintro.html
– Field Guide to Maryland’s Bats – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/bats/nhpbatintro.asp
– Squirrels in Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/wasquirrel.asp

Reptiles and Amphibians

– Chessie: Fact or Fiction – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/irc/chessie/chessie.html
– Sea Turtles in Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/turtles.asp
– All about Snake in Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/snakeinfo.html
– Venomous Snakes in Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/vsnakes.html

Fish

– Maryland Fish Facts – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/education/fishfaqs.html

Birds

– Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter – http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/infocenter.html
– Owls of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/waowls.asp
– Birding in Maryland – http://www.mdbirds.org/birds/birdsindex.html
– Maryland Ornithological Society – http://www.mdbirds.org/

Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life

– The DNR’s Bay Life Guide – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/cblife/index.html
– Bay Biology from The Chesapeake Bay Program – http://www.chesapeakebay.net/baybio.htm

Other Links

– Maryland’s Wild Acres Program and Information – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/wildacres.asp#tips
– Maryland’s Habitat for Wildlife – http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/habitatfw.asp
– Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat – http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/nativesMD/info.htm

Geography & More

Geography

– Basic Geography of Maryland – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Maryland Almanac – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Map of Regions, Counties, Cross Section of State – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Information on Maryland’s Lakes and Reservoirs – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Maryland Make-A-Map – http://www.mdmerlin.net

Geology

– Maryland’s Geology – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Gallery of Geologic Features pf Maryland – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Geologic Map of Maryland – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Index to online Geologic Maps of Maryland – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Online Pamphlets and Fact Sheets about Maryland Geology – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Who to Contact if you have a Question about Maryland Geology – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Ask a Geologist by Instant Messenger – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Educational Materials from the Maryland Geological Survey – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Maryland Earth Sciences Clubs – http://www.mgs.md.gov
– Maryland Geological Society – http://www.ecphora.net

Climatology

– Maryland State Climatologist Office – http://www.atmos.umd.edu
– Mid Atlantic Weather Station by Herb – http://mywebpages.comcast.net
– CHART Real Time Weather for Maryland – http://www.chart.state.md.us

Maryland’s Regions and Habitats

– Physiography of Maryland – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– Chesapeake Bay Habitats from the Chesapeake Bay Program – http://www.chesapeakebay.net

Chesapeake Bay

General Informational Links

– Chesapeake Bay Visitor’s Guide – http://www.chesapeake-bay.com
– Eyes on the Bay: State of the Bay – http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net

Chesapeake Bay Science

– Chesapeake Science on the Internet – http://www.bayeducation.net
– Student Training in Aquatics Research – http://www.serc.si.edu
– Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network – http://www.baygateways.net
– Maryland Sea Grant: The Chesapeake – http://www.mdsg.umd.edu
– Chesapeake Bay Foundation Education – http://www.cbf.org
– The Chesapeake Bay Program – http://www.chesapeakebay.net
– Ask the Bay Experts – http://www.alliancechesbay.org
– Online Fieldtrip to the Chesapeake Bay – http://baytrippers.thinkport.org
– The Living Bay Online – http://www.livingclassrooms.org
– Chesapeake Bay Observing System – http://www.cbos.org

Chesapeake Bay History

– Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – http://www.cbmm.org
– Mariner’s Museum History of the Chesapeake – http://www.mariner.org/
– Chesapeake Bay History – http://www.chesapeakebay.net
– Pirates – http://www.chesapeakebay.net
– Shipwrecks – http://www.chesapeakebay.net

Chesapeake Bay Animals and Plants

– Maryland Fish Facts – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– Fishing Opportunities for Youth – http://www.dnr.state.md.us

Chesapeake Bay Myths and Legends

– Chessie: Fact or Fiction – http://www.dnr.state.md.us

Games and Quizzes

– Chesapeake Bay Word Search – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– The Bay Game Online – http://www.dnr.state.md.us
– The Chesapeake Bay Challenge…how much do you know about the bay? – http://www.livingclassrooms.org

Local Fishing Outfitters and Supplies

Bay Paddlers Sea Kayaking and Fly Fishing
4055 Gordon Stinnett Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-286-3663 or 410-474-4656
web: http://www.baypaddlers.com

Fred’s Sport Center
2895 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, MD
Phone: 301-645-5694
web: http://www.fredsenterprises.com

Tackle Box
Rt. 235
Lexington Park, MD
Phone: 301-863-8151 or 1-800-397-8151

Tyler’s Tackle Shop and Crab House
Official Weighing Station
8210 Bayside Rd.
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Phone: 410-257-6610

C&E J’s Hunting & Fishing
Rt. 4 South
Lothian, MD
Phone: 301-627-5760
web: http://cnejs-hunting-fishing.com

Fishing Charter Companies

Chesapeake Sportfishing
Solomons, MD
Phone: 410-326-4868 or 1-800 295-1265
web: http://www.capthank.com

Happy Harbor Charter Boat Fishing
Hwy. 256
Deale, MD
Phone: 410-867-0949 or 301-261-5297

Rod ‘N Reel
Route 261 & Mears Ave.
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Phone: 301-855-8450 or 1-800-233-2030
web: http://www.rodnreelinc.com

Boat Charter Companies

Calvert Marine Museum
Solomons, MD
Phone: 410-326-2042

Gold Coast Charters, Inc.
1 Benedict Ave.
Benedict, MD
Phone: 301-274-4060

Boat Rentals

Capt. John’s Crabhouse & Marina
Cobb Island, MD
Phone: 301-259-2315

Patuxent Adventure Center
13860 C Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD
Phone: 410-394-2770
web: http://www.paxadventure.com

Point Lookout Boating Facility
Point Lookout State Park
Phone: 301-872-4342

Scheible’s Fishing Center
Phone: 301-872-5185

Shymansky’s Marina & Seafood
Cobb Island, MD
Phone: 301-259-2221

Solomon’s Boat Rentals & Sales
Rt. 2 & A St.
Solomon’s Island, MD
Phone: 410-326-4060
web: http://www.boat-rent.net

Suntime Rentals Inc.
2820 Solomon’s Island Rd.
Edgewater, MD
Phone: 410-266-6020

Boating Instruction and Safety

Boat Charter
7074 Bembe Beach Rd.
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 301-261-2810

Chesapeake Sailing School
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 1-800-966-0030

Patuxent River Sail & Power Squadron
Leonardtown, MD
Phone: 301-475-3883

On-line Boating Safety Class
web: http://www.BoatUS.com

Boat Ramps

Find the location of Boat Ramps in MD at the Maryland Boat Ramp Atlas – http://mddnr.chesapeakebay.net

Outfitters

Bay Paddlers Sea Kayaking and Fly Fishing
4055 Gordon Stinnett Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-286-3663 or 410-474-4656
web: http://www.baypaddlers.com

Canoe/Kayak Outfitters
Sales and rentals
311 3rd St.
Annapolis, MD
Phone: 410-263-2303

Patuxent Adventure Center
13860 C Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD
Phone: 410-394-2770
web: http://www.paxadventure.com

REI Recreational Equipment Inc.
9801 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD
Phone: 301-982-9681

Canoeing/Kayaking Trails

Maryland Water Trails of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
web: http://www.baygateways.net

The Choptank & Tuckahoe Rivers Water Trail
Explores 60 miles along the two Eastern Shore rivers, linking 16 existing public access points for canoes, kayaks, and small powerboats.

The Lower Susquehanna Water Trail
Will cover 65 miles from Harrisburg to Havre de Grace, MD on the Chesapeake Bay.

The Monocacy River Water Trail
Runs from the Monocacy Battlefield to the Monocacy Aqueduct.

The Potomac River Water Trail
Covers the lower 100 miles of the river to the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Fun

Learning about Maryland is Fun

– Sailor Kids – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Maryland Kids Page – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– Famous Facts about Maryland – http://www.mdkidspage.org
– More Maryland Facts and Trivia – http://www.50states.com
– Send a friend a Maryland postcard – http://www.visitmaryland.org
– Maryland State Symbols – http://www.mdkidspage.org

Games

– Maryland Concentration Game – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Word Scramble of State Symbols – http://www.mdisfun.org
– Word Scramble of Maryland Cities – http://www.mdisfun.org
– Printable Maryland Word Search – http://www.thepotters.com
– The Bay Game Online – http://www.dnr.state.md.us

Coloring Books and Pages

– Maryland Coloring Book – http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us
– Maryland Online Coloring Book – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Maryland Flag to Color – http://www.enchantedlearning.com

Quizzes

– Maryland State Map/Quiz – http://www.enchantedlearning.com
– Maryland State Facts – http://www.enchantedlearning.com
– How well do you know Maryland? Quiz – http://mikulski.senate.gov
– Maryland State Quiz – http://www.mdkidspage.org

Puzzles

– Maryland Online Crossword Puzzle – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us
– Maryland Crossword Puzzle to Print Out – http://www.sailor.lib.md.us