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.
As an urban K-8 independent school, GreenMount students come to us with varying degrees of experience with gardening and the outdoors. As such, one of our keystone programs is Explorations, an environmental science curriculum that is born from the belief that kids should go outside, get dirty, and be awed by the natural world. [Read more]
Today in Annapolis, Maryland, the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Environmental Literacy Summit is bringing together environmental education experts, representatives from federal and state governments, and decision makers from around the watershed to discuss how federal, state, and local partners can be more effective and efficient at developing and implementing environmental literacy programs. [Read more]
Bring technology into your classroom as you get your students outside of it! Whether you are looking to find a field trip location or to integrate Apps into an outdoor Chesapeake experience, these are some great resources for you. [Read more]
Want to get your students engaged in their outdoor environment but aren't sure how? Ever wanted to do a tree planting or create an outdoor classroom at your school but don't know where to start? Consider applying for a 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)