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Teachers on the Estuary 2019

Teachers on the Estuary (Tote) is a workshop designed to support teachers’ understanding of Chesapeake Bay issues through participant-driven field experiences and authentic research.

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NEW! USGS Water Science School

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources Mission Area is excited to announce the launch of a new, mobile-ready water.usgs.gov website. The new site is mobile-friendly, features the latest USGS Water activities and priorities, and includes the highly popular Water Science School in a new, easy-to-use format.

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National Environmental Education Week 2019: April 22-26

Each year, the USA celebrates National Environmental Education Week. This year, we recognize the week of April 22-26. See how Bay Backpack can help you to build new programs or strengthen existing programs to keep the celebration going!

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Calling All Elementary Educators! WILD at Schools Lesson Plans Now Available Online!

Wild at Schools were free, in-school programs tailored to meet curriculum requirements. Program were presented by staff or trained volunteers, but at this time, the program now consists of online lesson plans and resources. Lessons target elementary students (grades K-5) but will be expanded for middle and high schools.

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Roosevelt’s Reforestation Army

This compelling story by Cheryle Franceschi tells about Roosevelt’s reforestation army and the tribute made by the boys in Maryland’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) honoring those men who improved, restored, and enhanced our national public lands. Included in this story is a downloadable Universal Design Learning Plan. The material is tied to STEM & Humanities curriculum.

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2019 Climate Change Academy for Educators

This summer NOAA, DE Sea Grant, MD NERRS, and DE NERRS are partnering to offer the 2019 Climate Change Academy for Educators. This includes both online and in-person components in addition to implementation of climate topics into your class/programs.

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Bay Backpack eNewsletter: What’s Happening in Environmental Education this Spring?

The Bay Backpack eNewsletter is a quarterly newsletter that is mailed across the four seasons. This resource is intended for both educators and anyone who has a deep appreciation for environmental education. Content is comprised of recent news happening in schools, upcoming events, professional development, and funding opportunities. To subscribe, visit baybackpack.com and enter your email address in the bottom box. Thank you for reading and we appreciate all of the work you do each day to support this important cause.

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Environmental Action Conference 2019

Join Earth Force to learn how to incorporate civic experiences into your education programming. This three-day workshop provides hands-on training in action civics and environmental learning.

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The Watch-News You Can Use From NOAA Planet Stewards

The NOAA Planet Stewards Newsletter, “The Watch”, features environmental professional development, news, training opportunities, and educational resources to share.

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MWEE 101 Online Course Launch!

Partners from the Chesapeake Bay Program Education Workgroup are excited to announce the launch of an online course created to provide in-depth understanding of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience for both formal and non-formal educators. MWEE 101, as the course is known, is housed on NOAA’s learning management system Chesapeake Exploration.

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