Watershed Voice Spring 2014 Edition


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure
First Landing State Park, VA Beach. Photo by Robert Bielawski.
A sunrise on the Bay may be the perfect inspiration for your students to spring into action. Photo by Annie Markwith.  

Spring Field Experiences 
We still have LIMITED availability on a few of our field experiences for the spring 2014 season. Get your application in early for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 seasons! Click here to apply now. 

Principals Just Want to Have Fun . . . While They Learn Outside!
Our summer programs aren't just for teachers. CBF's three-day Environmental Leadership for Principals program introduces participants to using the environment at a school-wide level to benefit the entire community. Registration and details are available on our website.  

Need Credit? 
CBF's professional development program offers recertification or graduate credit for those who participate in a five-day summer course. See the course descriptions and full schedule here.

Beyond Books

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Carr/South River Federation.27,000 Gallons of Polluted Runoff!
Did you know that just one inch of rainfall on one acre of pavement creates 27,000 gallons of polluted runoff that, left untreated, flows directly into our creeks, rivers, and the Bay?! That's why we recently released an investigative report on this, the only major source of water pollution in the region still on the rise. Check out our polluted runoff report here. Above photo courtesy of Jennifer Carr/South River Federation.  

Bryn Mawr Outdoor ClubStudent Shows How to Lead a Green Club 
Charlotte Jeanne is a junior at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore County, MD. She co-leads a green club at her school and has great advice about how to run a productive and fun environmental club. Check out what she has to say! 

  Follow the Osprey  
CBF's Osprey Tracking Project allows students and teachers to track birds���ones they have seen during field experiences at CBF's Port Isobel Island or Arthur Sherwood Education Centers���from their home and classroom computers. Tie your time outside with the osprey to college and career skills like communication and collaboration. Check out our osprey tracking project now! Above photo by Bob Quinn.  

Courtesy of DNR.Where Do We Grow From Here?   
You use real world data and real world issues to teach your students, so this package of resources and lessons, designed to involve teachers and students in authentic government and environmental issues, is ideal. This guide includes detailed instructional background, as well as the data, maps, and other resources referenced in each lesson. It is accompanied by examples of action or service learning projects. Check it out! 


Event: Longwood University Eco-April Events  
April 1, 7, 16, and 21, 2014
 Farmville, VA

Event: Save the Bay 2014 Photo Contest 
April 11, 2014 Submission Deadline

Event: Carroll County Tree Planting  
April 26, 2014
 Union Bridge, MD

Event: Run for the Bay 5k 
May 3, 2014
 Chesapeake Beach, MD

Event: Big Pipe Creek Wetland & Tree Planting  
May 3, 2014
 Tanneytown, MD

Event: Annacostia Youth Summit 
May 16, 2014
 Washington, D.C.

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

Sign up for Summer Teacher Training with CBF! 

By Bill Portlock.Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF Staff.

Join us outside this summer as we focus on teaching methods for incorporating environmental education into the core subject areas of reading, math, science, and social studies. Check out this slideshow of a recent summer course to see all that you have to look forward to!


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