Summer Learning

 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure

Our 2013 Photo Contest winner Jerry Hughes captured this moment of an osprey catching a fish in the James River.

Fall Dates Available
We're now accepting applications for Fall 2013 field programs. Learn outside with us at one of our 15 education programs such as Clagett Farm, a canoe in the headwaters of Virginia, or a boat in Annapolis. Hurry! Deadline is June 17.

CBF Teacher Wins STEM Einstein Fellowship
Ophelia Barizo, a teacher who has worked with CBF for more than 10 years, will serve at the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering, Emerging Frontiers in Research Innovation Division. Congratulations Ophelia on all of your STEM work with students!

Need Money for a Field Experience or Teacher Course?
Chesapeake Bay Trust offers mini-grants for up to $5,000 for environmental literacy, professional development, and student action projects. Grants are now available for groups in any watershed state!  Deadline is June 7.

Beyond Books

Chesapeake Classrooms TeachersTwenty-five Years of Teachers on the Bay
For 25 years, CBF Educator Bill Portlock has been giving teachers across the watershed a truly unique Chesapeake experience that inspires their teaching. Read on . . .

Chesapeake Classrooms TeachersVA Beach Teachers Work to Save the Bay 
Each summer since 2011, Virginia Beach Middle and High School teachers have been participating in professional development training through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Learn how these experiences have helped inform and inspire their teaching.

  YardMap
Your students can take an active role in their local environment. And we mean LOCAL���their own backyard!  Check out YardMap, "a free, social, interactive, citizen science mapping project about habitat creation and low-impact land use." 

FieldScopeDown by the Bay
In the spirit of multi-sensory learning, encourage your students to learn about the Bay by singing. A teacher developed this song about preserving the Chesapeake with the intention of keeping the "focus on reading, singing, and learning, not just listening to the music." Sing along here!

Photos from the Field

Click here to see our Photos from the Field!Our spring education experiences have been chock-full of adventure, learning, and unforgettable memories. Check out some of these photos from the field in our Facebook photo album that capture these extraordinary moments.  

Sign up for Teacher Training with CBF this Summer���
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Google Map showing Chesapeake Classrooms Programs.

Join us outside this summer and earn credits as we focus on teaching methods for incorporating environmental education into the core subject areas of reading, math, science, and social studies.

 

Calendar

Event: Chesapeake Classrooms Professional Development Courses
Date: 
June, July, and August
Location:
 Throughout the watershed

Event: Clean the Bay Day
Date: June 1, 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Across Virginia

Event: Bands in the Sand
Date: June 15, 2013
Location: Annapolis, Maryland

For a full listing of upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

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