Hampton Roads Celebrates CBF Environmental Education’s 50th Anniversary
April 24, 2023
Hampton Roads students today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) award-winning environmental education program with a hands-on learning experience aboard a boat with Virginia Beach high school students
Virginia Governor Signs Budget with Historic Clean Water Investments
June 22, 2022
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin yesterday signed a two-year state budget that provides historic levels of investment in in farm conservation practices and other programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
Virginia Legislators Approve Extraordinary Clean Water Investments
June 1, 2022
Virginia legislators in the General Assembly today approved a budget to fund the state government over the next two years that provides historic levels of investment in programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
Free South Richmond Course to Build Leaders and Advocates
May 5, 2022
Residents of Richmond’s Southside have a first-ever opportunity to take a free environmental leadership course for adults this spring, with sessions ranging from a boat trip on the James River to a discussion led by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan.
CBF Endorses Sarbanes Outdoor Education Bill
April 7, 2022
CBF endorsed legislation introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today to expand and strengthen hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students around the country.
Virginia House and Senate Release Clean Water Budgets
February 21, 2022
In separate budgets bills released this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates advanced proposals to fund state operations over the next two years. Both proposals provided unprecedented funding for programs to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay in recognition of the looming 2025 deadline to meet Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint restoration goals.
CBF Fisheries Scientist Testifies Before Congress on Bay Science and Habitat Restoration Bills
January 20, 2022
CBF fisheries scientist Allison Colden testified in Congress today in favor of legislation to protect coastal habitats and expand scientific research and education in the Bay watershed. Colden appeared before the House Natural Resource Committee’s Waters, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee to discuss two bills critical to restoring the Bay and its tributaries and bolstering the region’s resiliency to climate change.
Chesapeake Bay Trust Issues Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards
December 21, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, is pleased to announce the approval of 13 grants in Maryland and Virginia for the Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards, a program supported by CBF.
Nature in Cities and Cities in Nature
November 2, 2021
Cities are crucial to nature, and vice versa. But the reasons for this are somewhat counterintuitive.
Taking a Dive
October 27, 2021
Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.
CBF Encouraged by Proposed Fiscal 2022 Funding Boost to NOAA Education and Habitat Restoration Programs
July 16, 2021
CBF applauded the House Appropriations Committee for voting 33-26 today to approve a fiscal year 2022 budget for NOAA that includes encouraging funding increases for watershed education and oyster restoration programs.
CBF Praises Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Reauthorize NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Education Program
May 25, 2021
Reps. John Sarbanes (D-MD), Rob Wittman (R-VA), Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today introduced companion legislation in the House and Senate to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and authorize increasing its funding from $17 million in Fiscal Year 2022 to $22.6 million by Fiscal Year 2025.
Why Environmental Literacy Should be Part of Pennsylvania’s Education Standards
January 29, 2021
Without these key topics included in our education program, we risk losing the opportunity to create well-informed students through environmental investigations and exploration.
Space to Shine
December 2, 2020
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, High School Science Teacher Hemalatha Bhaskaran finds solutions in online environmental education.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Launches CBF OWL, a Live Online Environmental Education Program
September 28, 2020
This month we launched CBF Online Watershed Learning (CBF OWL)—a new education program designed to bring CBF’s expert environmental educators live into online classrooms.
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.
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.
CBF Applauds Funding Increase for Watershed Education and Oyster Restoration in House Spending Bill
July 14, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauded proposed funding increases for Bay watershed education and oyster restoration and research in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fiscal year 2021 budget.
A Model for Environmental Success: Taking Bay Restoration Efforts International
June 18, 2020
Can Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts serve as a model for other countries? Megan Cariaso thinks so.
Environmental Education Comes Home for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 16, 2020
Chesapeake Bay Foundation launches new online learning series to bring outdoor education experiences to teachers and students tasked with learning remotely.
Follow the Filter Feeders
August 22, 2019
CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.
Championing Environmental Literacy
October 10, 2018
Dr. Aaron Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, sat down with us to discuss the importance of environmental literacy and how his schools are leading the way.
Learn about the Legendary Bay Oyster on Sept. 11
August 30, 2018
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Fisheries experts will discuss the fascinating biology, significant history, and promising future of the native oyster on Sept. 11 at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's next free Brock Environmental Center Learning Series discussion.
CBF to Provide Agricultural Teachers a Lesson in the Value of Meaningful Watershed Experiences
January 31, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Agriculture teachers will become students when meeting with Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators to learn about the value of providing hands-on environmental education that connects students with real-world issues.
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