Bay Program Releases Water Quality Assessment���In May, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its yearly water quality assessment, which painted an improving picture of Bay health. While certain things are getting better, CBF warns that the ecosystem is still dangerously out of balance. Read the article and CBF's statement.
Fall Teacher Workshops���Spend a day this fall learning how increased environmental literacy can create valuable and meaningful watershed experiences at your school. Details, dates, and agendas for workshops about leading student field investigations and student action projects, and developing curriculum are available online.
Learning About Underwater Grasses Here's an interesting project for your students: get them to write down their definition of SAVs (submerged aquatic vegetation) and why they are important. Then show them this video for fun.
Help CBF's Baltimore Harbor Education Program win $30,000!
Did you know that Liberty Mutual Insurance is offering $30,000 to three local Maryland causes.
Will one be CBF?
Here's a summer project that will help reduce waste and provide wonderful soil for your garden���build a compost pile.
Composting is really easy. Just pick a convenient location for a pile or a bin, and start putting your garden weeds, lawn clippings, leaves, and kitchen waste (everything but animal products) in it. Turn the pile, or mix up the bins every once in a while, and before you know it you'll have rich, dark humus to add to your garden soil. For more information on home composting, check out www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/.
Event:MAEOE Youth Summit Dates: June 3, 2011 Location: Sandy Point State Park, Maryland
Event:Clean the Bay Day Date: June 4, 2011 Location: Throughout Virginia
Event:Poplar Island Wetland Restoration Date: June 8���12, 2011 Location: Poplar Island, Maryland
For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.