Scout’s Trash Trawl Expedition on the Chesapeake Bay

August 28, 2014 by Jennifer Chambers

Guest Blogger Jennifer Chambers, author of Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle, writes about Scout the waterbottles next adventure on the Chesapeake Bay with Trash Free Maryland and 5 Gyres. Learn about Scouts experence searching for his plastic peers, manuvering the mantra trawl, and pick up some tips on keeping the Bay trash free! For more from Jennifer check out her blog at http://blog.hikingalong.com/

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Join Philippe Cousteau to kick off the 2015 EarthEcho International World Water Monitoring Challenge

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

Join EarthEcho and Philippe Cousteau as he leads water quality testing demonstrations with local students and volunteers around the US and Learn about the EarthEcho World Water Monitoring Challenge an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. Join the webinar to ask questions, and interact with Philippe and youth participants!

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Living in Your Watershed

August 28, 2014 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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A Meaningful Watershed Education Experience Field Investigation in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Do you like catching fish while enjoying a beautiful view of Baltimore’s cityscape and learning about restoration activities currently being implemented in the Inner Harbor? On Friday, October 28th, I had the delight of accompanying Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Baltimore Lab School on CBF’s Snow Goose workboat for a journey down the Patapsco River. CBF’s Baltimore Harbor Program offers kids a unique opportunity to see Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from a different viewpoint. From observing mechanisms that pick up trash to trawling for secret critters that roam the seafloor, we encountered both pleasant and disturbing sites.

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Summer Professional Development: Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Summer is an excellent opportunity for teachers to enroll in professional development and more programs than ever are offering incentives for teachers to do so. 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. This unique experience connects teachers with the Chesapeake Bay and fosters learning that cannot be gained in the classroom. Course credit and $200 in implementation support are provided upon full course completion.

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Celebrate National Environmental Education Week April 23-29, 2017

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) 13th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), sponsored by Samsung, is taking place April 23-29, 2017. Nationwide, environmental education events and projects will take place across the country in classrooms, after-school clubs, parks, aquariums, museums, and other formal and informal educational settings. Join formal and informal educators to celebrate achievements and support ongoing progress.

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