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  • 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.

  • Nature on the Mind

    April 14, 2020

    According to mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is “the awareness that arises from paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” To experience the benefits of mindfulness in nature you simply need to go outside, breathe deeply, and consciously recognize the world around you. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of nature. Simply exist—and notice.

  • Tune in to April

    April 7, 2020

    April is when our world reawakens from its winter slumber. The Romans named the month after their word meaning “to open or blossom.” April is the first full month of spring, a time of rapid rebirth and growth, when the days grow longer and the nights get shorter.

  • Becoming a Naturalist

    March 31, 2020

    Nature is everywhere you are. Finding it is easy, especially if you are curious about clouds, trees, weather, stars, rocks, birds, ants, or anything else outside. True magic lies in your curiosity about these everyday things.

  • Why Nature Journal?

    March 25, 2020

    Nature journaling is a way to creatively connect and build a deep, lasting relationship with the natural world.

  • Maryland Students Need Outdoor Education

    February 24, 2020

    Following an elimination of funding to aid Maryland environmental education experiences, students and educators speak out.

  • CBF Urges State Leaders to Restore Funding for Maryland’s Outdoor Chesapeake Bay Education Program

    February 19, 2020

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling on Governor Hogan and state legislative leaders to restore state education funding to take Maryland students and teachers on outdoor field experiences to teach them about Chesapeake Bay science and history.

  • The “Aha” Moment of Environmental Education

    January 27, 2020

    For many, the thought of spending a few days in the field can be daunting. What do I pack? Will I be way outside of my comfort zone? See what one educator learned from her expedition on the Bay and how it shaped her understanding of the outdoors.

  • New Initiative Strengthens Watershed Education in Three West Virginia Counties–Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan

    January 15, 2020

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has unveiled a new partnership designed for educational and conservation partners to connect students and teachers in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties to meaningful outdoor learning opportunities and watershed education.

  • Innovative Sustainable Classroom at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center Will Inspire Hampton Roads Students

    December 9, 2019

    The Macon F. and Joan P. Brock Classroom will educate local students, train teachers, and inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

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