Programs for School Leaders

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Educators learn about the local crab population, investigating their adaptations, ecological niche, and economic role in the region.

Kristan Honaker, Chesapeake Classrooms participant

"Putting a "big picture" focus on why we do environmental education and organizing a vision for institutional-level work—not just individual lessons on the environment, but systemic prioritization of the work at the principal and/or Board of Trustee level."
—Liz Bullock, Green Acres School

Through the School Leaders Environmental Leadership Program, CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of administrators and schools. The program supports school principals and administrators in environmental stewardship opportunities for their entire school community. Through experience, training, resources, and collegial discussion these key leaders learn how to design a school program that utilizes and benefits the local environment. Participants in CBF's School Leaders program are able to gain first-hand experience on the Chesapeake Bay while strengthening their leadership capacity in environmental education.

Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to network with fellow administrators, learn from experts, and explore active inquiry-based instruction for distant learning. You'll meet with and collaborate with your peers while forging a connection between your school community and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

For more information, please contact chesapeakeclassrooms@cbf.org or call 410-268-8816.

Join CBF for a personal outdoor learning experience and share ideas with school leaders from your district and around the region.

June 27-29, 2022
Virginia School Leaders Program
Open to all school leaders and administrators from VA.
School leaders across the watershed are invited to join CBF for a three-day immersive exploration of the Bay and the unique waterman community of Tangier Island. Through hands-on experiences, school leaders will explore the positive effects that environmental education has on mental health and well-being, student engagement, and the development 21st century skills. Participants will design a successful school program that utilizes and benefits their local environment, promotes environmental literacy, and boots academic achievement. 
Length & Location: Three consecutive days of field-based, whole-group, outdoor investigations at the Port Isobel Environmental Education Center for a 3-day, 2-night residential experience. Ferry departs Smith Point Marina, Reedville, VA  at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27 and returns to Reedville, VA at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.
Cost: No cost due to support from the Dorhtery Foundation.
COVID Policy: All participants of multi-day experiences are required to be fully up to date on COVID vaccinations or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the program start.
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July 27-29, 2022
School Leaders Program
Open to all school leaders and administrators from MD, DC & PA
School Leaders across the watershed are invited to join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a three-day immersive exploration of the Bay and the unique waterman community of Smith Island. Through hands-on experiences, school leaders will explore the positive effects that environmental education has on mental health and well-being, student engagement, and the development 21st century skills. Participants will design a successful school program that utilizes and benefits their local environment, promotes environmental literacy, and boots academic achievement. Join us on the Bay to network, learn about the Green Schools Program certification, and collaborate with other education leaders from around the watershed. 
Length & Location: Three consecutive days of field-based, whole-group, outdoor investigations at the Smith Island Environmental Education Center for a 3-day, 2-night residential experience.  Ferry departs Crisfield, MD at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 and returns to Crisfield, MD at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29.
Cost: No cost due to support from the Doherty Foundation.
COVID Policy: All participants of multi-day experiences are required to be fully up to date on COVID vaccinations or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the program start.
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July 18- 20, 2022
Independent School Leaders Program
Open to all independent school leaders and administrators from PA,MD, VA, and DC.
School leaders across the watershed are invited to join CBF for a three-day immersive exploration of the Bay and the unique waterman community of Smith Island. Through hands-on experiences, school leaders will explore the positive effects that environmental education has on mental health and well-being, student engagement, and the development 21st century skills. Participants will engage in discussion about the unique opportunities that immersing in the local environment provides independent schools.  Participants will collaborate to design successful school programs that utilize and benefit their local environment and promote environmental literacy.
Length & Location: Three consecutive days of field-based, whole-group, outdoor investigation at the Smith Island Environmental Education Center for a 3-day, 2-night residential experience. Ferry departs Sommers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and returns at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.
Cost: No cost due to support from the Dorhtery Foundation.
COVID Policy: All participants of multi-day experiences are required to be fully up to date on COVID vaccinations or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the program start.
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"Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend this three-day conference. I took away a ton from CBF, the leaders of the conference, and those who attended. It will be something I will never forget and has motivated me to make Chesapeake studies a priority for studies in my own course."
—Tim Lauer, Gilman School

CBF's School Leaders Environmental Leadership Program is supported in part by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.

 

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