Welcome to PLankton And Nutrient Studies for the Chesapeake Bay!

Before you begin, please complete the pre-survey below:

9th Grade 

AP / Honors

Forms for participants:

Informed Consent form AP

Informed Consent form 9th Grade

Release of liability form

PLANS field trip permission form


PLANS (PLankton And Nutrient Studies for the Chesapeake Bay) is an exemplary program funded by NOAA. Our program is designed to provide hands-on experiences for students by investigating nutrient enrichment and phytoplankton dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay. Through classroom, field and web-based activities, students conduct scientific inquiries on the causes of phytoplankton blooms and come to understand the role they can play in helping to improve the water quality of the Bay.

PLANS is a collaborative program offered by The Society for Ocean Sciences and Morgan State University.