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

NOAA B-WET Grant opens for 2019!

Dec 12, 2018 by Andrew

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET Chesapeake) grant program supports hands-on watershed education to students and teachers to foster stewardship of the Bay. Environmentally literate citizens with the skills and knowledge to make well-informed environmental choices are key to sustaining the nation’s ocean and coastal environments.

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Kids in Kayaks Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year!

Nov 26, 2018 by Andrew

Kids in Kayaks is a program sponsored by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks that engages 8th graders in hands-on activities to learn about Baltimore’s rich history and environmental issues through kayaking and land based education stations at Middle Branch Park.

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