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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Conservation of Natural Resources Program

Explore the influence of human activity on ecosystems, learn the differences in renewable and nonrenewable resources and about the management of these resources. Then learn how to conserve water and energy and reduce waste.

Organization(s): Apple Ridge Farm
Location: 541 Luck Avenue Roanoke, VA 24016 (Map It)
Theme(s): Pollution and Pressures, Restoration, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: land use, development, water and energy conservation, ecosystem and biomes, forest, habitat and niche, renewable resource
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Karen Noonan Study Center Residential Program

The Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center is situated on 20 acres of marsh in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Participants explore pine forests, underwater grass beds, and native oyster reefs that surround the center. The nearby Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest tidal wetlands on the East Coast, also provides opportunities from which to investigate this ecosystem. Once one of the great Chesapeake hunting lodges, the Karen Noonan Center was completely renovated in 1995 to create an environmentally sound, state-of-the-art residential center. Participants in our program can see how a “green building,” with its alternative energy sources and composting waste facilities, can function not only as a learning tool, but also as a home.

Organization(s): Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Location: 1304 Phillips Gunning Club Rd. Crocheron, MD 21627 (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): Multi-Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, wetland, watershed, water and energy conservation, green development, habitat and niche, renewable resource, restoration, stream study, water quality, water testing, wildlife
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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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Pollution Solution

Through a combination of visual and group activities, explore the types and sources of pollution, their effects and ways to reduce the problem.

Organization(s): Great Valley Nature Center
Location: Rt. 29 & Hollow Road Devault, PA 19432 (Map It)
Theme(s): Pollution and Pressures, Restoration
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, point source, non-point source, land use, water and energy conservation, restoration, sediment, soil and rocks
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