Recent Blog Posts

Scout’s Trash Trawl Expedition on the Chesapeake Bay

Nov 25, 2014 by Julie Walker

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

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FY15 B-WET Grant Availability Announced

Nov 06, 2014 by Julie Walker

A total of roughly $2.7 million may be available for schools, school systems, higher education institutions, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments seeking to support education of the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards. The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has released details on requirements and the process for applying for FY15 Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET)grants; applications are due by January 14, 2015.

B-WET supports programs that provide hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed for students and related professional development for educators who serve formal K-12 audiences.

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Share Fair and STEMosphere is coming to Bridgewater, VA

Oct 24, 2014 by Julie Walker

Share Fair is a day for educators to come together and become part of the transformation of teaching and learning.

Share Fair provides an opportunity for educators, students, and the community to come together with the leaders in K-12 innovation to experience hands-on, mind-on education methods helping to transform education and propel schools across the country toward the best 21st Century learning opportunities.

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“Why Do We Explore?” – Professional Development Opportunity

Oct 21, 2014 by Julie Walker

An essential component of the NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) mission is to enhance ocean science and literacy and to build interest in careers that support ocean related work. To help fulfill this mission, the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection was developed to encourage educators and students to become engaged in real time with the voyages and discoveries of the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer – America’s first federal ship dedicated to Ocean Exploration.  Join NOAA OER Facilitator Melissa Ryan, as you are introduced to volume 1 of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection: Why Do We Explore?

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