Students learn about all kinds of Bay life--like this oyster toad--on CBF field experiences. Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF StaffStudents learn about all kinds of Bay life—like this oyster toad—during CBF field experiences. Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF Staff

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Environmental Education Program

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Aboard the workboat Baywatcher, participants engage in water quality testing, biological sampling, and analysis while overlooking locations that have significant historical ties to the river—plantations, heavy industry, and serene wildlife preserves. Students sample aquatic life and perform basic water quality tests.

Program Capacity: Up to 28 people (including chaperones), grade 4 and older.

Pre- and Post-Field Experience Activities

Bring the watershed to life as you engage your students with curriculum-based investigations before and after a field experience with CBF!  All links below are for websites or Adobe pdf documents available to download.


Pre

Elementary School - Watershed Address 

Middle School - When Rain Hits the Land

High School - National Geographic's FieldScope 

Post

Elementary School - What's In Your Lunch?

Middle School - Thinnk!  What's Under Your Sink

High School - Student Wave action projects

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