Education & Science

Muddy hands and feet. Interesting conversations. Making a difference. That’s what education and science on the Chesapeake Bay are all about!

The Chesapeake Bay is home to some of the world’s premier science and educational institutions. From the Smithsonian Institution and world-class universities to national parks and wildlife refuges, scientists and researchers flock to the Chesapeake to study its land and waters.

But you don’t have to be a scientist to discover this fascinating world.

Attend an interesting lecture at a museum, where leading researchers speak about the Chesapeake’s history, ecology, and restoration.

Get involved with the restoration effort yourself by volunteering to plant trees, marsh grasses, and rain gardens.

Do you have children? They’ll make lifelong memories on the Chesapeake at a camp, field trip, or after school program. Or if you’re a teacher, find a great outdoor field trip that your students will love.

No matter where your interests lie, you can explore the Chesapeake’s past, present, and future through education and science. Find a great learning opportunity at one of the places and events below.

Bay Backpack

Bay Backpack is an online resource that supports hands-on environmental learning. By providing educators with information about funding opportunities, field studies, and curriculum guides and lesson plans related to the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Backpack helps educators find the tools they need to give their students Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs.

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