Fox Island Environmental Education Program


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Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center is surrounded by the waters of Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds in Virginia. Fox Island's location, history, and simplicity make it truly magical.

The Lodge

The center has Clivus Multrum composting toilets that use no water or chemicals. Solar panels provide electricity for a handful of lights, a refrigerator, and the "gray water" system. Visitors should bring a flashlight. The lodge has a natural heating and cooling system. It uses a wood stove for warmth in common areas in the cooler months, and lots of windows for cool breezes in warmer weather. A 70-ft. well provides water for washing hands and dishes, but students will NOT be showering while at Fox.

Maximum capacity is 20 people (includes students and chaperones). There are seven rooms: two quads, four triples, and a double.

Boats include 9 canoes, a 24-ft. Carolina skiff, and the Walter Ridder, a 40-ft. jet-drive field investigation boat.

Pre- and Post-Field Experience Activities

Bring the watershed to life as you engage your students with curriculum-based investigations before and after a field experience with CBF!  All links below are for websites or Adobe pdf documents available to download.

Elementary School Watershed Address What's In Your Lunch
Middle School When Rain Hits the Land Think! What's Under Your Sink
High School Data in the Classroom
from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay
Interpretive Buoy System
Student Wave action projects

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.

Share Your Story


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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