Learn Outside

Stories from CBF’s Education program, where students and teachers have unique opportunities to learn in some of the Chesapeake’s most inspiring places!

  • Why Nature Journal?

    March 25, 2020

    Nature journaling is a way to creatively connect and build deep lasting relationship with the natural world.

  • Hope for the Next Decade

    January 16, 2020

    An educator reflects on teaching the next generation of Bay stewards in a challenging time. "We will no doubt experience more setbacks in the decade to come, but if we can keep on the path of progress established in the last decade, continue to learn and find innovative solutions, we will be closer to a healthy, restored Bay and more resilient in the face of climate change."

  • Beyond the Marsh

    October 25, 2019

    The loss of Fox island offers a lesson on climate and the importance of environmental education.

  • Mud Between Your Toes

    October 17, 2019

    CBF educators past and present remember Fox Island magic before the education center closes its doors at the end of this season.

  • Farewell to Fox

    October 10, 2019

    As the sun fades on CBF’s iconic island education center, we’re more committed than ever to sharing its lessons.

  • Follow the Filter Feeders

    August 22, 2019

    CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.

  • Summertime Learning, Brock Center Style

    August 7, 2019

    Summertime and being on the water go together like crabs and Old Bay. And while school is still out for most kids, the Chesapeake Bay is a great place to learn when the weather’s warm.

  • Virginia Beach Students OWN ITT!

    July 16, 2019

    Virginia Beach students recently participated in the Our Watershed Needs Identified for Today and Tomorrow (OWN-ITT) competition, making sustainability focused story maps.

  • O Captain, My Captain

    March 29, 2019

    A conversation between Captain Tiffany Granberg, Captain Amanda Colianni, and Captain Ronnie Anderson--three of CBF's dedicated female captains and environmental educators in honor of Women's History Month.

  • Students Determined to Continue Efforts to Recognize Hellbenders

    December 11, 2018

    Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.

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