Participate in an Education Program

For more than 40 years, CBF has provided meaningful watershed experiences to more than one million students and thousands of educators. We offer field programs for elementary through high school students, a student leadership program, and professional development programs. Join us out in the field!

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    Field Programs

    For five decades, CBF has given students and teachers throughout the watershed unique outdoor educational experiences in some of the region's most inspiring places. Our one-day programs and two multi-day programs have re-opened for fall 2021. All multi-day programs are expected to resume in spring 2022.

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    CBF Staff

    Request an Education Program

    We're back! CBF Education is resuming 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. Requests are now being accepted for fall 2021 and spring 2022 programs.

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    CBF Staff

    Student Leadership

    The mission of CBF's Student Leadership program is to increase student engagement--providing opportunities to expand their knowledge of Bay issues, improve their planning skills, focus on team building, and learn how to lead others to take action to improve water quality in their local communities.

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    CBF Staff

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Online Watershed Learning (OWL)

    During the 2020-21 school year, CBF offered educators live, online, guided instruction through our Online Watershed Learning (OWL) program. Although this program was successful during COVID-19 school closures, we are putting our energy back into the field, and we hope you can join us there. We are currently evaluating the future of the CBF OWL program. Please check back this fall.

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    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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    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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    Professional Learning

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

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    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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    Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

    Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) are learner-centered experiences that actively engage students in building knowledge and meaning through hands-on investigation of local environmental issues.

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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