CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of teachers and schools across the watershed through the Chesapeake Classrooms® program. Our program enables teachers and school administrators to involve the entire school community in outdoor learning experiences that are aligned with local school system standards.
Chesapeake Classrooms focuses on methods for incorporating environmental education into the core subject areas of reading, math, science, and social studies. The resources used in Chesapeake Classrooms meet state educational standards in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Chesapeake Classrooms increases students' achievement and engagement in learning while improving their environmental literacy and stewardship ethic.
School Leaders Environmental Leadership Program
Through the School Leaders Environmental Leadership Program, CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of administrators and schools. Through field experience, training, resources, and collegial discussion, these key leaders learn how to design a school program that utilizes and benefits the local environment and their schoolyard.
Educators can earn graduate or continuing education credits by participating in one of our five-day Chesapeake Classrooms immersion courses held throughout June, July, and August.
CBF's Chesapeake Classrooms is supported by the The Kahlert Foundation. The Montgomery County partnership is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. CBF's School Leaders Environmental Leadership Program is supported in part by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc. CBF's Teacher Environmental Literacy Program is supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society.