Education Program

For 50 years, CBF has provided meaningful watershed experiences to more than 1.5 million participants. We offer student field programs, a student leadership program, and professional learning opportunities. Come learn outside with us!

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    Kyle LaFerriere

    Student Field Programs

    CBF Education provides students and teachers unique outdoor educational field trip experiences in some of the watershed's most inspiring places.

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    Dawn J. Sagert

    Request a Student Field Program

    CBF Education offers one-day and multi-day field programs for students and teachers to get outside with us and learn about the Bay, its rivers, and streams.

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    Bill Portlock/CBF Staff

    Professional Learning

    CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of teachers and schools across the watershed. Our Chesapeake Classrooms and School Leaders Environmental Leadership programs offer field experiences, training, and collegial discussion that meet state educational standards.

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    Kassie Fenn/CBF Staff

    Student Leadership

    The mission of CBF's Student Leadership program is to connect, educate, and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards to become critical thinkers and environmental problem solvers by advancing advocacy, raising awareness, and taking action to help Save the Bay.

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    Resources for Teachers and Students

    Your access to a wealth of environmental education resources about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, including blogs, videos, student investigations, and more. Perfect for teachers, parents, and students, both in the classroom and at home.

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    Liz Yocum/CBF Staff

    Learn Outside, Learn at Home

    This library for students, teachers, and parents includes self-guided, asynchronous investigations connected to Chesapeake Bay watershed content and curriculum. Many of these investigations include videos and Adobe PDF worksheets and can be used with students learning remotely or in the classroom.

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    CBF Staff

    Meet Our Educators

    CBF educators are some of the best in their field. They have first-rate experience working at the largest environmental education program in North America. Meet them and see for yourself why they are leaders in the industry.

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    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

    The Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) is a learner-centered framework that focuses on investigations into local environmental issues and leads to informed action.

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