Learn some creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons. Search through the Bay Backpack's books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources about the subjects you are teaching in class.
Check back often for new and innovative resources to help you teach environmental topics.
Get your students' feet wet and hands dirty. Use the Bay Backpack to find a place to take your students on a field trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and its streams and rivers.
Search our database of field studies to find a location near you, or read our blog entries about field studies taking place at schools throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Learn how to use standards- based lessons and other online resources that guide classroom inquires into important reasons for ocean exploration including Climate Change, Energy, Ocean Health, and Human Health @ Why Do We Explore? - Professional Development Opportunity for Educators of Grades 5-12, Sat. Nov. 15th, 2014 8:00-4:00 @ National Aquarium in Baltimore [Read more]
Every year the Trust, a non-profit grantmaking organization dedicated to environmental education and restoration work, recognizes two students and one teacher from Maryland who have shown a strong commitment to their local environment and the Chesapeake Bay. The winning students are honored with a $5,000 college scholarship and the winning teacher will be given a $2,500 grant award to support environmental education through the Trust. The winners will be formally announced at the Trust's Legislative Reception at the Maryland State House in January 2015. Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by individuals who are not family members and the deadline to apply is December 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm. [Read more]
Thinking about submitting a proposal for the MAEOE conference but haven't done it yet? Did you just realize you have a great idea for a presentation at the 2015 conference? Did you recently attend a training that you think would be a perfect fit for the conference and want to share what you learned? Don't fret there is still time!The deadline to submit proposals is Monday 9/15/2014 [Read more]
The Trust seeks to increase environmental stewardship through environmental education by providing grants that build and expand pre-K through 12 environmental education programs and increase student access to programs that provide meaningful outdoor learning experiences. These projects can range from outdoor field experiences with students, to rain garden planting, to the installation of living shorelines. Apply Today for a Environmental Education Grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust! [Read more]
- FieldScope: Explore this interactive mapping system.
- Green School Program: Ways to make your school earth friendly.
- No Child Left Inside: Learn about this exciting program.
- CBIBS Curriculum: Use real-time data to teach the Bay.
- United States Global Change Research Program
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)