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

Funding Opportunity for Outdoor Recreation Projects

Jan 08, 2018 by Andrew

The Maryland Department Natural Resources invites counties and municipalities to apply for up to $750,000 in matching funds for public outdoor recreation acquisition and development projects through the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Professional Leadership Institute

Nov 09, 2017 by Andrew

The Professional Leadership Institute at Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, DE is hosting a menu of activities and trainings tied to leadership, fund development, administration, birding and much more! Read on to see all opportunities…

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Growing Healthy Schools Month

Sep 22, 2017 by Andrew

Growing Healthy Schools Month celebrates the health of students in public schools throughout the District. During the annual celebration, public schools collaborate with local community based organizations, District government agencies, farmers, athletes, and chefs to coordinate inspiring activities aimed at engaging students with topics concerning nutrition, the environment, and being active.

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