Watershed Voice Fall 2012

CBF's education e-newsletter


Teachers wave from a boat during a Chesapeake Classrooms program.
From the mountains to the Bay���and everywhere in between���check out highlights from teacher adventures this summer. You were part of some amazing courses! 

Morning Announcements

  • Fall Field Experiences
    We still have availablity on our one-day field experiences from CBF's Clagett Farm to various canoe programs all over the watershed! Apply now.
  • Spring Field Experiences
    Get your students learning outside with CBF this spring 2013. Read our FAQs about the application process. Applications for spring one-day experiences will be available in October on our website.
  • U.S. Green Ribbon Schools 
    The U.S. Department of Education has recognized seven schools in the Bay watershed as U.S. Green Ribbon Schools. Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, has outlined their efforts here so that other schools can follow their lead. 
  • FieldScope Update
    CBF and National Geographic have been partners throughout the development stages of FieldScope, an online mapping tool specifically for the Chesapeake region. To access this unique tool for their classrooms, teachers should now use Chesapeake.fieldscope.org.
Beyond Books

Maryland State Department of Education Science SpecialistBack to School with
Environmental Literacy

What does it mean to be 'environmentally literate' and what does that look like for MD students?  Discover how educators like you are preparing to start the school year confidently and well prepared to integrate the environment across the curriculum. 

Norfolk Academy students on a CBF field program.Student Fellows Take the Lead
Norfolk Academy's incoming 9th graders have chosen the environment as their focus. Read how CBF is partnering with the school to start the year with a high standard of outdoor leadership. Your class can also work with CBF to Learn Outside.    

  Water Water Everywhere
Put your students in charge of determining how efficient your school is with water conservation. This audit gives grade-specific activities and lessons, a teachers guide, and a report outline for students to complete as they take responsibility for improving their own water conservation actions.

Just Keep Fishing, Just Keep Fishing Teacher Tools: CBF has compiled data from the top Chesapeake Bay commercial fishing industries.  This table has great economic, historical, and scientific information that you can use in your classroom.
CBF has compiled data from the top Chesapeake Bay commercial fishing industries. This table has great economic, historical, and scientific information that you can use in your classroom.

Fall Calendar

Event: Healthy Stream Tour >Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Location: George Mason University, VA

Event: VA Oyster Gardening   
Date: September 15, 20, and 22, 2012
Location: Throughout Virginia 

Event: Center for Green School's Green Apple Day of Service   
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Location: Remotely

Event: VoiCeS Workshops     
Date: September 13 and 26, 2012
Location: Richmond and Eastern Shore of Virginia

For a full listing of upcoming events, check our Online Calendar.

Join Gov. O'Malley's Stream Restoration Challenge!

A stream flows through the woods. Photo by Timothy Shelton
Photo by Timothy Shelton.



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