Land Use Blog Posts

Teaching environmental justice across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Teachers and parents can address issues of racism, public health and climate change by teaching environmental justice

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RiverTools - A Maintenance Training Kit for Schools

RiverSmart Schools is the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment’s model program demonstrating the integration of innovative stormwater management solutions with the schoolyard conservation. The Chesapeake Water Environment Association (cwea) will host a one-hour webinar to inform schools of best practices for implementing low impact development projects on school grounds.

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Watershed leaders call for environmental education for all

The 2019 Chesapeake Bay Environmental Literacy Leadership Summit highlighted the challenges and explored possible solutions to the equitable distribution of environmental education resources and opportunities. The Summit explored systemic environmental education and how it can drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

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June is Great Outdoors Month!

With another school year wrapping up, thoughts turn to summer fun and what could be better than playing and relaxing outdoors? It’s a great way to unwind, find new interests, stay active, and even continue and reinforce the learning. Here are some resources to help give you ideas for where to go and what to do outdoors in Maryland this summer - or any time, all year.

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All of us have a hand in restoring the Bay

June 1-9 is Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week is a time for us to celebrate the culture, history and natural beauty of the Bay and its surrounding lands, rivers and streams. From upstate New York to southern Virginia, and West Virginia’s panhandle to eastern Delaware, we all share a piece of the nation’s largest estuary and our daily actions have a direct impact on the Bay

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Kids to Parks Day!

On May 18, 2019, celebrate Kids to Parks Day—a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by the National Park Trust designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands.

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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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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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