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.
Program Capacity: Max. 26 for canoe program (includes chaperones), grade 6 and up. Max. 30 for stream-based program (includes chaperones), grade 4 and up.
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|