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.

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Recent Blog Posts

Open Spaces in Highschool Camps - Scholarships available!

Jul 09, 2019 by Andrew

Are you looking to get your child away from the screen and into the green this summer? Camp Audubon provides day, travel, and overnight camps for families in the DC metro area. Located on a 40-acre nature sanctuary, these camps provide high-quality environmental science education and good old-fashioned camp fun!

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Watershed leaders call for environmental education for all

Jul 03, 2019 by Andrew

The 2019 Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Leadership Summit highlighted the challenges and explored possible solutions to the equitable distribution of environmental education resources and opportunities. The Summit explored systemic environmental education and how it can drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

Jun 12, 2019 by Andrew

With another school year wrapping up, thoughts turn to summer fun and what could be better than playing and relaxing outdoors? It’s a great way to unwind, find new interests, stay active, and even continue and reinforce the learning. Here are some resources to help give you ideas for where to go and what to do outdoors in Maryland this summer - or any time, all year.

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