Watershed Voice Fall 2014 Edition


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure
Watershed Voice - CBF's Education E-newsletter Fall 2014

CBF Staff.

Morning Announcements

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

Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Gets Honors
Meet Sherry Rollins, passionate teacher for 26 years and the most recent recipient of the National Marine Educators Association Outstanding Teacher Award! Read on. 

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.

Bay Education Funding Opportunities
The Chesapeake Bay Trust's Environmental Education Grant Program is now accepting applications. Learn more about how you can expand and enhance Bay environmental education programs in your school through these unique opportunities.

Beyond Books
A woman works to clean up polluted runoff running into her local stream.

Just one inch of rain falling on one acre of paved surface equals 27,000 gallons of polluted runoff.

Jennifer Carr/South River Federation.

My Waterway Activity
Learn the condition of local streams, lakes, and other waters across the U.S. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution; what was found; and what is being done. EPA's database of state water quality monitoring reports provides this information to the public under the Clean Water Act. Check it out!

CBF Staff.

Connecting Education and the Environment
When Rockingham County Public Schools' administrators began to think about how to increase environmental education for students at every grade level, they decided a little hands-on experience of their own with CBF might help shape their vision. Read on!

Teacher Tools
Students rejoicing in a garden.

Students participate in Schoolyard Habitat Projects.

CBF Staff.

Reaching High Academic Standards on the Schoolyard  
The planning, design, implementation, and on-going monitoring and maintenance of a Schoolyard Habitat project provides endless opportunities to meet and exceed high academic standards across the curriculum. Teaching with Schoolyard Habitats can both support and deepen the quality of instruction and student engagement. Read on.

Students gardening.

Students learn the importance of nature through school gardening projects.

CBF Staff.

Gardens and Education  
There are many educational benefits of school gardens and green schoolyards. These spaces serve as living laboratories that provide a real-world context for lessons across subject areas. They also engage students in hands-on, project-based learning activities. Read on to learn how.


Event: Tour de Talbot  
Sept. 7, 2014
 Talbot County, MD

Event: Virginia Oyster Gardening Workshops  
Through Sept. 20, 2014
 Across Tidewater Virginia

Event: Across the Bay 10k 
Nov. 9, 2014
 Annapolis, MD

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

We've still got space on our one-day education experiences this fall.
Join us!

CBF Staff.

For more than 40 years, CBF has provided meaningful watershed experiences to more than a million students. Learn outside with us this fall!

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