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


Mar 13, 2018 by Andrew

RESET is a volunteer organization of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals whose mission is to motivate children to discover and explore the worlds of science and math, and to encourage them to consider educational and career choices in related fields.

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IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series

Feb 28, 2018 by Andrew

The Indoor Environments Division is continuing the IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series—a series designed to demonstrate how to translate the knowledge gained in the IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series into actions to improve or sustain an IAQ management program. You will learn how to implement a successful organizational and programmatic framework for comprehensive and proactive IAQ management using EPA’s Framework for Effective School IAQ Management: Key Drivers. In addition, the series will cover the critical actions needed to address building-related environmental health issues (Technical Solutions) and how to use the detailed walkthrough assessment checklists in the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App to identify and prioritize IAQ improvements.

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