Learn some creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons. Search through the Bay Backpack's books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources about the subjects you are teaching in class.
Check back often for new and innovative resources to help you teach environmental topics.
Get your students' feet wet and hands dirty. Use the Bay Backpack to find a place to take your students on a field trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and its streams and rivers.
Search our database of field studies to find a location near you, or read our blog entries about field studies taking place at schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
So read this screen.... and THEN get outside! Learn about how you can go outside with Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) at their upcoming conference, and learn about their resources for educators like you! [Read more]
What does it mean to be Trash Free? Trash Free does not necessarily mean that no trash is produced. Being a Trash Free School means you have signed the Pledge and are actively working on reducing school waste in a long-lasting, sustainable manner. [Read more]
Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle is a new children's book about a personified water bottle's journey through the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean where it meets animals along the way who have an environmental lesson for the bottle about pollution. This book is particularly great for kids ages 7 to 11. Visit the author's educator resource page for activities and lessons to accompany this book. All book profits are donated to the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Surfrider Foundation. [Read more]
Using topics like sea-level rise, which will not only have an impact to the Chesapeake Bay Region but will impact the entire globe, is a good way to introduce and incorporate different disciplines and skills! Check it out! [Read more]
- FieldScope: Explore this interactive mapping system.
- Green School Program: Ways to make your school earth friendly.
- No Child Left Inside: Learn about this exciting program.
- CBIBS Curriculum: Use real-time data to teach the Bay.
- United States Global Change Research Program
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)