About Bay Backpack

Bay Backpack is an online resource that supports hands-on environmental learning. By providing educators with information about funding opportunities, field studies, and curriculum guides and lesson plans related to the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Backpack helps educators find the tools they need to give their students Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs. Through MWEEs, students of all ages develop a sense of environmental ethics and stewardship that will be essential to the long-term sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay and will serve as the foundation of a lifelong relationship with the environment.

Recent Blog Posts

Green Apple Day of Service

Aug 09, 2017 by Andrew

Green Apple Day is an international initiative of the US Green Building Council to encourage volunteering at schools.  The intention is to promote environmental awareness and improve the learning environment. The following Green Apple Day projects at Robious Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary exemplify some of the great projects being implemented throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

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Explore the Patuxent: Teen Leadership Paddle

Jun 16, 2017 by Andrew

From July 10-14 and from August 7-11, The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-Maryland (CBNERR) will be holding its annual Teen Paddles where teens will paddle the scenic Patuxent River, doing citizen science and building leadership skills through team activities.

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Green History Summer Teacher Institute at the National Colonial Farm

May 24, 2017 by Andrew

Prepare your students to “Save the Future” by participating in a unique multi-disciplinary professional development course that uses history to provide a context for today’s environmental issues. This course, based on the award-winning Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp school program at the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, MD, will assist teachers in navigating the Maryland Environmental Literacy standards, MWEE requirements, and more.

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