About Bay Backpack

Bay Backpack, a resource designed to help educators provide meaningful watershed educational experiences or MWEEs to their students. MWEEs enable students to participate in hands-on environmental learning about the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Throughout the MWEE process, students develop a sense of environmental ethics and stewardship that are essential to the long-term sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay. This experience will serve as the foundation for a rich, lifelong relationship between students and their Bay.

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Recent Blog Posts

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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Summer Professional Development: Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition

May 16, 2017 by Andrew

Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition, a professional development opportunity offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-MD and the NOAA Environmental Training Center, is a middle and high school level course designed to support teachers’ understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research.

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Living in Your Watershed

Apr 25, 2017 by Andrew

Twenty-five community educators from Virginia Cooperative Extension and the VA Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts participated in a 3-day leadership program April 11-13, 2017.  The workshop, Living in Your Watershed, was held on the James River at the Jamestown 4-H Center, and prepared agents and district educators to conduct meaningful watershed educational experiences (MWEEs) in their localities.

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