Maryland Rivers & Streams Environmental Education Program


From the rivers to the streams, students collect their own data and make their own observations to determine the health of our waterways.

Caroline Phillips

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Program Capacity: 26 for canoe program (grade 6 and above), 30 for stream-based program (grade 4 and above).

The Maryland Rivers & Streams Environmental Education Program provides canoe and stream-based field investigations across the state of Maryland. While paddling local tributaries and conducting streamside surveys, participants explore the effects of land use and human impact on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. CBF educators provide opportunities for careful observation, data collection, analysis, and synthesis of information gathered during the field experience. Hands-on investigations increase student engagement and provide real-world connections to classroom curriculum. Learners explore the complexity of the watershed and see themselves as part of the solution.

Bring the watershed to life before and after your CBF Student Field Program using our curated list curriculum-based Resources for Teachers and Students.  

The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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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 advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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