Recent Blog Posts

Calling All Elementary Educators! WILD at Schools Lesson Plans Now Available Online!

April 16, 2019 by Andrew

Wild at Schools were free, in-school programs tailored to meet curriculum requirements. Program were presented by staff or trained volunteers, but at this time, the program now consists of online lesson plans and resources. Lessons target elementary students (grades K-5) but will be expanded for middle and high schools.

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Roosevelt’s Reforestation Army

April 05, 2019 by Andrew

This compelling story tells about Roosevelt’s reforestation army and the tribute made by the boys in Maryland’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) honoring those men who improved, restored, and enhanced our national public lands. Included in this story is a downloadable Universal Design Learning Plan. The material is tied to STEM & Humanities curriculum.

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Bay Backpack eNewsletter: What’s Happening in Environmental Education this Spring?

March 20, 2019 by Andrew

The Bay Backpack eNewsletter is a quarterly newsletter that is mailed across the four seasons. This resource is intended for both educators and anyone who has a deep appreciation for environmental education. Content is comprised of recent news happening in schools, upcoming events, professional development, and funding opportunities. To subscribe, visit baybackpack.com and enter your email address in the bottom box. Thank you for reading and we appreciate all of the work you do each day to support this important cause.

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MWEE 101 Online Course Launch!

February 15, 2019 by Andrew

Partners from the Chesapeake Bay Program Education Workgroup are excited to announce the launch of an online course created to provide in-depth understanding of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience for both formal and non-formal educators. MWEE 101, as the course is known, is housed on NOAA’s learning management system Chesapeake Exploration.

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NatureCity Forum

February 04, 2019 by Andrew

Join the full day exploration of green infrastructure with designers, practitioners, planners and advocates. The day will include local, regional and national case studies, as well as tools and research on the planning and implementation of green infrastructure for climate resiliency, community building, human health and ecological benefit.

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Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s 2019 BUBBAs Contest

January 30, 2019 by Andrew

The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards contest (BUBBAs) recognizes the best practices and programs being implemented in the urban environment across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Now in its fourth year, the BUBBAs shine a light on local innovators using creative approaches to protect and restore local watersheds.

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