Watershed Voice Winter 2014

CBF's Education E-newsletter.

Watershed Voice Winter 2017 Edition—CBF's Education E-Newsletter: Morning Announcements; Beyond Books; Teacher Tools; Upcoming Events. Remember to add chesapeake@cbf.org to your address book to ensure you get our e-mails. View this e-mail in your browser.

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Click here to see the Photos of the Year! 
Rockin' those stripes at our Karen Noonan Education Center. Photo by CBF Educator Nolan Canter/CBF Staff.
The Year in Pictures!
From giant blue crabs near the Susquehanna Flats to testing water quality in Baltimore Harbor to paddling the beautiful Chickahominy River, 2016 has been quite a year in our Education Program. In December, our educators from around the watershed collected their favorite snapshots of the year. Click here to see them.
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Chesapeake Classrooms Registration  Join us this summer for professional learning that will empower you to investigate and inquire about your local watershed right along with your students. Registration is coming soon. Click here to learn more.
Brock Environmental Education Program Open This spring, we are happy to announce the addition of the Brock Environmental Education Program. E-mail educationcoordinator@cbf.org for more details and to register. 
Tweet, Tweet, Tweet! Have you followed us on Twitter yet?! It's the perfect place to join us in the field for photos, updates, events, and more. Click here to follow us!
Beyond Books
Click here to see our 2016 State of the Bay Report.
Photo by CBF Staff.
2016 State of the Bay Gets Highest Score EVER!

As CBF enters its 50th year, we celebrate progress. Just last month, we released our 2016 State of the Bay Report and with it comes our highest score ever for the health of the Bay, its rivers and streams. Click here for our report on how the Bay's doing and to find out which health indicator was the only one to decline. 

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Tangier Island. Photo by Lisa Gurney.

Photo by Lisa Gurney.

Growing Up Tangier
What's it like to grow up on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay? Listen in to this Turning the Tide podcast episode devoted to Tangier Island life through the eyes of 16-year-old resident Isaiah McCready.
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PA SWEEP students enjoy the water and do their part to collect macro-invertebrates.
Photo by CBF Staff.
Connecting PA Students and Teachers to Local Waters
Take a look at highlights from this past year on our Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program, where we worked to connect students and teachers throughout Pennsylvania to the value of clean water. Read on.
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Teacher Tools
Cultivating Creativity for the Bay
Students quietly enjoy a Marsh Symphony as they listen to the subtle sounds of the salt marsh on Smith Island. Photo by Kathlean Davis.
Students quietly enjoy a Marsh Symphony as they listen to the subtle sounds of the salt marsh on Smith Island. Photo by Kathlean Davis.

CBF's Pennsylvania Student Leadership Coordinator Emily Thorpe discusses the intersection of art and nature and her upcoming Chesapeake Classrooms course this summer: "Art and Environmental Literacy." The goal of the course is to empower teachers to think creatively about how they share their passion for art, nature, and community in a way that continues to inspire their students, their colleagues, and others. Read more about it.

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Brock Center Energy Dashboard
Click here to see CBF's Brock Environmental Center Real-Time Energy Dashboard.
Photo by CBF Staff.

Check out our Brock Environmental Center's Living Building Challenge Dashboard. This is a real-time gauge of the energy and water use as well as energy generation of this "Living Building." With its super energy- and water-efficient features, including solar roof panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells, and rain cisterns, the Brock Center is intended to operate using no more electricity than what the sun and wind generate, and no more water than what the rain provides. Click here to see it!

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Teaching Climate Solutions
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Photo courtesy of NAAEE.

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) grapples with how to talk about the devastation of climate change with students while encouraging and empowering them to take action. NAAEE has got some ideas. Click here to learn more!

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Upcoming Events
Winter 2017 Grasses for the Masses Workshops
Across Virginia
Feb. 2-5, 2017 Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators Conference
Towson, Maryland
March 13 Spring Education Field Season Begins
Across the Watershed
Apply online for limited openings/waitlist spots or contact educationcoordinator@cbf.org for more details.
March 13-14 Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators
Sandy Lake, PA
Rolling Admissions Chesapeake Classrooms: Teacher Professional Learning Courses
Registration opens soon! Stay tuned for details.
Courses take place across the Watershed

Header photo by CBF Staff.
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