Back to School: Diving into Inquiry


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure
A school of menhaden. Photo byJustin Benttinen.
It's back to school time! Even this school of menhaden taken by photographer Justin Benttinen knows it.

Fall Field Experiences
We still have availability on our one-day field experiences for the fall season! Apply now.

We're in the News!
Your students and fellow teachers have been making headlines this summer. Click here to see if your group made the front page.

Funds to Get Your Students Outside
Money may not grow on trees, but it sure is helpful when you want to plant trees with your students! Here are project grant opportunities from Bay Backpack and the National Science Teachers Association

Beyond Books

What's Feeding Our Bay?What's Feeding Our Bay?
Understanding our own backyard and our own watershed can collectively show us how to be better Bay citizens. Take a look at these maps and graphics to recognize where pollution originates. It's the only way to see how to stop it!

Phillipe Cousteau.Cousteau Comes to the Chesapeake 
This October, Philippe Cousteau's EarthEcho International will launch a new series of expeditions that combine the Cousteau legacy of exploration with standards-based educational resources to engage young people in protecting the planet. The first journey begins in one of the world's largest aquatic dead zones located in the center of the Chesapeake Bay with EarthEcho Expedition: Into the Dead ZoneLearn more!

  Environmental Literacy and Inquiry 
In this engaging Energy activity, students look at personal energy use and use tools like Google Earth to design and present an energy policy based on available resources for a community.

FieldScopeRenew Your Community
Adopt a Vacant Lot is a great activity to use a field study and investigate cultural land use in an urban setting. Students are then tasked with designing a plan to improve and restore the area.

FieldScopeThe Bug Chicks
Teach kids to embrace bugs and their special niche in the ecosystem. These videos from the Bug Chicks offer a fun and comforting approach to nature programming. They will inspire your students to go find what critters are in their very own backyards!


Event: Oyster Gardening Workshops
Throughout September
 Throughout Virginia

Event: World Water Monitoring Day  
Date: September 18, 2013
Location: Everywhere

Event: Eastern Shore Coastal Cleanup
Date: September 21, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Cambridge, Maryland

Event: Susquehanna Water Science Forum 
Date: October 7-8, 2013
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Event: Bay Discovery Canoe Paddle  
Date: October 19, 2013
Location: Easton, Maryland

For a full listing of upcoming events, please visit our online calendar.

Photos from the Field

Photo by Sally McGee, CBF Staff.Our summer education experiences for teachers, principals, and students have been chock-full of adventure, learning, and unforgettable memories. Check out some of these extraordinary moments captured in our Facebook photo album. | Give
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