About Us

Hands-on Learning & Education Center

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View of the working waterfront Phillips Wharf Campus from the Tilghman Island Bridge. March 8, 2016

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center's mission is to encourage, educate and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the ecosystem and its inhabitants, with a vision to enhance and sustain the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystems.

Phillips Wharf offers year-round programs and events, with initiatives including hands-on educational programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students; a Fishmobile, which travels to regional schools and events as Phillips Wharf’s marine science outreach program; an annual adult educational lecture series; special events, and a shellfish aquaculture training program.

Our mission is nothing short of saving our precious Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and as a source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for our residents along its shores. It is through our many programs that we can help others understand how the daily decisions we make each day can impact the Bay and its health and well-being.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is supported by volunteers, interns, grants, donations and memberships from generous people who want to take action to help restore the Bay and its inhabitants.

Learn How You Can Support Phillips Wharf through making a donation, or volunteering.

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Education, Aquaculture, and Job Training

Our goal is to make Phillips Wharf a vibrant venue for seafood processing, aquaculture, job training, tourism, and environmental education.

Please join us as we promote positive, progressive solutions to the future health of the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the economy it serves.

Fishmobile: Traveling Aquarium & Education Center

At Phillips Wharf education is our top priority and not only would we love to host you at our waterfront center on Tilghman Island, but we can also come to you in the Fishmobile, our traveling marine science program.

The Fishmobile travels to schools, summer camps, community events and even birthday parties.