What's up in Education


CBF educator Eric Weigandt introduces students to a denizen of the Bay during a field experience.

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Highlights of what's going on in CBF's education program all across the watershed.

Below are some highlights of what's going on in CBF's education program. See the navigation on the left for more education stories.

  • Back to School with CBF OWL

    September 3, 2020

    Our educators are gearing up to join virtual classrooms through our new CBF Online Watershed Learning (OWL) program. We sit down with three CBF educators to ask them about our new virtual learning program and what they're excited for in the coming months.

  • The Need for Outdoor Environmental Education in MD’s Remote Learning Curriculum

    September 2, 2020

    As schools rethink their learning strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the opportunity to include more outdoor learning.

  • CBF Student Leaders Draft New Chesapeake Bay Outdoor Bill of Rights

    July 28, 2020

    A group of Chesapeake Bay Foundation student leaders convened this month to try to answer a challenging question: What should a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Outdoor Bill of Rights include?

  • New Courses Aim to Help Teachers Inspire Environmental, Social Justice Advocacy in Students

    July 15, 2020

    As part of our Chesapeake Classrooms professional learning program, we're offering a timely new course for teachers focused on the intersection of two of the most important issues we face today—protecting the environment and advancing social justice.

  • A Celebration of Earth

    April 21, 2020

    This week we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Early environmental activists created Earth Day to harness the energy of their growing movement and inspire Americans to protect our planet. Cindy Duncan, a veteran CBF educator who was six years old at the time, shares her recollections.

  • Maryland Students Need Outdoor Education

    February 24, 2020

    Following an elimination of funding to aid Maryland environmental education experiences, students and educators speak out.

  • The “Aha” Moment of Environmental Education

    January 27, 2020

    For many, the thought of spending a few days in the field can be daunting. What do I pack? Will I be way outside of my comfort zone? See what one educator learned from her expedition on the Bay and how it shaped her understanding of the outdoors.

  • My Generation's Fear—and Hope—for the Future

    December 5, 2019

    Kallan Benson reflects on her time as a CBF Student Leader and her passion for climate action.

  • Students Re-Energized by Fox Island Magic

    November 19, 2019

    CBF's Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President Lenka Platt reflects on her time on Virginia's Fox Island.

  • Beyond the Marsh

    October 25, 2019

    The loss of Fox island offers a lesson on climate and the importance of environmental education.

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