Watershed Voice E-Newsletter from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Fall 2011

Watershed Voice
CBF's education e-newsletter
Beyond Books

Blue crfabStriped Bass, Menhaden, and the Blue Crab: How are they doing?
CBF's Director of Fisheries Bill Goldsborough offers updates to these important Bay critters. For even more on menhaden, click here.  

Oyster shellsWhat CBF Taught Me 
Kevin Boyle tells how his CBF education experience "locked him in" to a passion for the outdoors and led to his current job at the Department of Natural Resources Piney Point Oyster Aquaculture Center.

Defend the Pollution Diet!Protect Bay Restoration Progress
Do you care about clean water in your community? Students and teachers can be Bay advocates, too. Learn how to help protect clean water!

Morning Announcements
  • Hurricane Report—All of CBF's education programs are in good condition following Hurricane Irene's path up the East Coast. There are a few boards on the docks to fix, but we are grateful for our top-quality facilities and staff who did a fantastic job preparing for the storm. See CBF's Facebook page for photos of Irene making her way up the Bay.   
  • Fall Field Experience Dates Available—Get your students learning OUTSIDE with CBF throughout the fall 2011. There is still space available for groups who want to explore Clagett Farm or experience the Bay on one of our workboats in late November. Applications are available online. To apply or view FAQs about the application process, go to our website. You may also contact educationcoordinator@cbf.org with specific questions.    
  • Applications for Spring One-Day experiences will be available in October on our website.  
Teacher Tools

Get a Grant for Your School Project
Lowe's Toolbox for Education program will donate $5 million to public schools and public school parent teacher groups at more than 1,000 different public schools this—and every—school year. Grants can be used for any number of projects, such as a reading garden, vegetable garden, school nature trail or school landscaping projects. Grants range from $2,000-$5,000, and the application deadline is October 14. For more information, and to apply for a grant, go to: http://www.toolboxforeducation.com.


Photos from the Field                         

BarnaclesSummer 2011 Photo Highlights 
From the mountains to the Bay—and everywhere in between—check out highlights from education adventures this summer!  


Don't forget to sign up for our one-day fall workshops!

Chesapeake Classrooms teachers partake in a workshop

Field Investigation
October 5, 2011—MD
October 20, 2011—VA

October 26, 2011—MD
February 28, 2012—VA 

Student Action
September 20, 2011—VA
November 16, 2011—MD

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Fall Calendar

Event: BayFest
Dates: September 18, 2011
Location: Philip Merrill Environmental Center—CBF Headquarters, Annapolis, Maryland

Event: National Estuaries Day Celebration
Date: September 24, 2011
Location: Philip Merrill Environmental Center—CBF Headquarters, Annapolis, Maryland 

For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.

Education in the News

08.23.2011 - The Virginian-Pilot, “Student fellowships focus on solutions for the Bay” 

08.13.2011 - The Patriot-News, “Paddles and Paint: Susquehanna River study includes artistic expression”

08.08.2011 - Rockbridgeweekly.com,"Middle School Students Explore the Upper James”

08.06.2011 - The Virginian-Pilot, "Suffolk Teachers Take Field Trip on Nansemond River”

08.05.2011 - Patriot News pennlive.com,“Plein Air Along the Susquehanna”

07.20.2011 - Connection Newspapers,"It all Flows into the Bay"

07.13.2011 - Washington Post,“Teachers gear up for new ‘environmental literacy’ standard”

07.13.2011 - Tidewater Review,“Teachers fall for science in the Bay Academy”

06.14.2011 - Baltimore Sun blog,“City students picture quiet beauty of Smith Island”

06.08.2011 - Chesterfield Observer,"Students help threatened birds on the James River"

06.06.2011 - Chambersburg Public Opinion,"Students learn impact of litter on the Bay"


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