Goal

Enable students in the region to graduate with the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to protect and restore their local watershed.

Importance

The future well-being of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will soon rest in the hands of its youngest citizens—more than three million students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Establishing strong, targeted environmental education programs now provides a vital foundation for these future watershed stewards.

Outcomes

Student

In the coming decades, the public will be called upon to understand complex environmental issues and be aware of the environmental effects that individual decisions can have on local and global scales. Creating a scientifically informed citizenry will require a concerted approach to environmental education, which will require our support of rigorous, inquiry based instruction and meaningful watershed educational experiences.
Outcome:
Continually increase students’ age-appropriate understanding of the watershed through participation in teacher-supported, meaningful watershed educational experiences and rigorous, inquiry-based instruction, with a target of at least one meaningful watershed educational experience in elementary, middle and high school depending on available resources.
Lead Workgroup:
Education Workgroup
Contact:
Shannon Sprague (410) 267-5664
Management Strategy:
2018 2019 Students Management Strategy (pdf - 460.706 KB)
Logic & Action Plan:
Student outcome 2021 2022 logic and action plan (pdf - 309.208 KB)
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Sustainable Schools

In the coming decades, the public will be called upon to understand complex environmental issues and be aware of the environmental effects that individual decisions can have on local and global scales. Creating a scientifically informed citizenry will require a concerted approach to environmental education, which will require our support of sustainability efforts at schools.
Outcome:
Continually increase the number of schools in the region that reduce the impact of their buildings and grounds on their local watershed, environment and human health through best practices, including student-led protection and restoration projects.
Lead Workgroup:
Education Workgroup
Contact:
Shannon Sprague (410) 267-5664
Management Strategy:
2018 2019 sustainable schools management strategy (pdf - 671.351 KB)
Logic & Action Plan:
Sustainable schools outcome 2020 2021 logic and action plan (pdf - 307.839 KB)
Archived Strategy Review System Documents:
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Environmental Literacy Planning

In the coming decades, the public will be called upon to understand complex environmental issues and be aware of the environmental effects that individual decisions can have on local and global scales. Creating a scientifically informed citizenry will require a concerted approach to environmental education, which will require our support of efforts to advance environmental literacy.
Outcome:
Each participating Bay jurisdiction should develop a comprehensive and systemic approach to environmental literacy for all students in the region that includes policies, practices and voluntary metrics that support the environmental literacy Goals and Outcomes of this Agreement.
Lead Workgroup:
Education Workgroup
Contact:
Shannon Sprague (410) 267-5664
Management Strategy:
2018 2019 environmental literacy planning management strategy (pdf - 792.694 KB)
Logic & Action Plan:
Planning 2021 2022 logic and action plan 120920 (pdf - 766.467 KB)
Archived Strategy Review System Documents:
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