Outreach and Education

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Out of Our Shell

The Oyster Recovery Partnership is dedicated to educating anyone and everyone about the importance of the Chesapeake Bay’s keystone species, the American or Eastern Oyster.

Events & Outreach

Each year ORP actively participates in dozens of local community events and festivals. Often you can find us collecting and recycling oyster shell for future restoration projects, staffing an educational information table or simply having our mascot Shelly interact with event attendees. We never get tired of talking about oysters – so the next time you’re looking for something to do, come see us. We promise you’ll learn something new.

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To schedule shell recycling for your event or to get on our calendar, email: events@oysterrecovery.org.


School Programming

clearsharklogowebAnne Arundel and Baltimore county school programs are supported by ClearShark H2O, who work to create engaging opportunities for our youth to connect with Maryland’s waterways through educational programming and the support of other like-minded organizations. ClearShark H2O strives to connect the community to its waterway.


Team Building

Organizing a corporate event, group outing or presentation? ORP can partner with, and provide customized opportunities for, organizations to participate in a variety of experiences including:

  • Group Lectures: ORP staff members are available to give group presentations at corporate events, chapter meetings, restaurant openings, employee retreats and more. Contact us at events@oysterrecovery.org to discuss presentation options.
  • Culinary Events: Thanks to our Shell Recycling Alliance, ORP is very connected in the oyster restaurant industry. Our staff is able to help coordinate happy hour and oyster pairings, oyster shucking demonstrations and informational meet and greets.


  • Team-Building Experiences: Oyster restoration can be an excellent catalyst for meaningful team building experiences that build collective memories and strengthen group communication. These experiences include, but are not limited to a “Day on the Bay” boat trip, oyster shell bagging and tours of an oyster farm or an oyster hatchery. Contact us to learn more about a personalized group experience and rates.

Call 410-990-4970 or email: events@oysterrecovery.org.