James River Environmental Education Program

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Students learn about all kinds of Bay life�like this oyster toad�during CBF field experiences.

Bill Portlock/CBF Staff

Directions | Program Overview (PDF) | Meet Our Educators | Apply for a James River Program | Forms for Teachers and Parents | VA Standards of Learning (PDF)

Aboard the workboat Baywatcher, participants engage in water quality testing, biological sampling, and analysis while overlooking locations that have significant historical ties to the river—plantations, heavy industry, and serene wildlife preserves. Students sample aquatic life and perform basic water quality tests.

Program Capacity: Up to 28 people (including chaperones), grade 4 and older.

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.

PrePost
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

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