BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's energy and environmental programs will be on display during Baltimore's Star-Spangled Sailabration and Navy Week activities from June 14-17.
The event is one of a series of activities planned to commemorate the War of 1812 bicentennial.
The Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division (N45) will have an exhibit aboard USS San Antonio (LPD 17) in the Baltimore Inner Harbor June 14-15 and at Fort McHenry during the air show June 16-17.
Visitors to the N45 exhibits can learn about Navy initiatives such as marine mammal protection, waste management at sea, and energy conservation. The exhibit aboard San Antonio will highlight specific environmental systems on Navy ships, including a plastic waste processor disk.
Information on how the Navy manages waste at sea and on base, along with free copies of Currents, the Navy's energy and environmental magazine; posters; worksheets for kids, and other free educational materials will be available to the public. The Navy's environmental quality mascot, EQ Pelican, will provide free photo opportunities for families during the weekend events.
"The War of 1812 was the conflict in which the U.S. Navy came of age, serving notice to the world that it was a force to be reckoned with. In the two centuries since, the U.S. Navy has become the world's preeminent naval power, not only in combat capability, but also in commitment to protect the natural environment," said John Quinn, N45's acting director. "Baltimore Navy Week is a wonderful opportunity for Baltimore visitors to learn about our nation's naval heritage and to discover the many things their Navy does every day to protect and preserve the environment for future generations."
To learn more about Baltimore Navy Week, visit http://www.navyweek.org/baltimore2012/index.html.