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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    Student 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.

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    Request a Student Field Program

    CBF Education offers 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.

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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 School Leaders Environmental Leadership programs offer field experience, training, and collegial discussion and meet state educational standards.

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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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    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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    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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    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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Decades of Success: The 1970s

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