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.Read More »
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
Green Apple Day is an international initiative of the US Green Building Council to encourage volunteering at schools. The intention is to promote environmental awareness and improve the learning environment. The following Green Apple Day projects at Robious Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary exemplify some of the great projects being implemented throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.Read More »
From July 10-14 and from August 7-11, The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-Maryland (CBNERR) will be holding its annual Teen Paddles where teens will paddle the scenic Patuxent River, doing citizen science and building leadership skills through team activities.Read More »