Watershed Voice Winter 2015 Edition

 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure

A frosty sunset on CBF's Port Isobel Island Education Center. Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF Staff.
Beyond Books

Norfolk Academy students on a CBF field program.Virginia No Child Left Inside
Every child deserves the opportunity to partake in hands-on, outdoor education experiences. These experiences are geared towards introducing students to natural ecosystems in their own backyard. And they can help shape young people into environmentally literate students. The Virginia No Child Left Inside coalition is striving to make this a reality across the entire commonwealth. Learn more

Click here to learn more about the State of the Bay.2014 State of the Bay Report
Relating the health of the Bay to what students understand is always beneficial, and what do students understand more than report cards? The State of the Bay is a comprehensive report used to measure our current Bay health using categories including pollutants, habitat, and fisheries. Learn more.

Morning Announcements

Student Blueprint Base Camp
Prepare for Maryland's Environmental Legislative Summit! High school students are invited to join CBF on February 2 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Philip Merrill Center in Annapolis. You will meet with student speakers, elected officials, legislative staffers, scientists, and advocates for a briefing overview covering environmental and legislative issues. E-mail jrogge@cbf.org to reserve a spot.

Summer Fun
Join us for a five-day professional development course full of watershed adventures and curriculum connections. The Chesapeake Classrooms schedule and registration are now available online.

Student Leader Internship
High school teachers: Want to challenge your students to do more with their summer? Bank of America is offering an eight-week, paid internship at local non-profits to current juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming future community leaders. Students can apply here. The deadline is January 31, 2015.

  EcoExpress
GreenTreks Network, Inc. offers free, local resources designed for teachers to aid in introducing the concept of climate change, the effects it has on local weather, and ways to help negate human impact through sustainable, green methods. Learn more.

Click here to find out more about The Chesapeake Bay Trust's mini grants.Environmental Health
Student Portal

National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides great resources aimed specifically at middle school students and teachers to learn about how the environment can impact human health. Learn more.

Calendar

Event: 2015 Future Harvest Conference  
Date:
Jan. 15-17, 2015
Location:
 Hyattsville, MD

Event: Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education 2015 Conference 
Date: 
February 5-8, 2015
Location:
 Ocean City, MD

Event: 2015 Grasses for the Masses 
Date:
 January-February 2015
Location:
 Across Virginia

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

Sign up for Summer Teacher Training with CBF and Earn Credit!

Photo by Bill Portlock, CBF Staff.

Join us outside this summer to learn how inquiry and issue investigation help increase students' environmental literacy through hands-on, professional development field experiences.

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