Field Studies

Field studies coupled with classroom activities are an integral part of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. Find a field study program that gets your students' feet wet and hands dirty.

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Merrill Center Education Program

This program makes use of an exceptional location between the shores of the Bay, the woods of Bay Ridge, the tidal marsh of Black Walnut Creek, and the local fields of tall native grasses. While experiencing the natural surroundings, students will survey the flora and fauna that make up an ecosystem's biodiversity. The Merrill Center building itself is a model of green architecture and has won a Platinum Award from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is an exemplar of the minimal impact that even large-capacity office buildings can have on the environment.

Organization(s): Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Location: 6 Herndon Avenue Annapolis, MD 21403 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Restoration, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: population growth, wetland, land use, watershed, development, stormwater, water and energy conservation, green development, habitat and niche, renewable resource, restoration, water quality, wildlife
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The Bay Way

This program is designed to give students an overall view of the Chesapeake Bay. The history, geography, economic development, and industrial growth of the Bay are all explored through an examination of specialized occupations and artifacts.

Organization(s): Mariners' Museum
Location: 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, population growth, land use, watershed, development, culture and watermen, erosion, John Smith and colonial times, water quality
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