People & the Environment Blog Posts

Marine debris in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Marine debris and plastic pollution have been an on-going issue for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Over 18 million people call the Chesapeake Bay watershed home, and their individual actions can contribute to the litter in our waterways.

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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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Nature Play for Young Explorers

Learn more about Nature Play and the new Nature Discovery Area at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Harford County, Maryland.

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Environmental Education Grant Program - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for 2020 Environmental Education Grants. Applications are due December 31st. A free Application Guidelines Webinar is being hosted November 18th.

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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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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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