Enable students in the region to graduate with the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to protect and restore their local watershed.
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.
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 Goal Implementation Team: Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5)
Lead Workgroup: Education Workgroup
Contact: Shannon Sprague (410) 267-5664
Management Strategy: Students Management Strategy (pdf)
Logic & Action Plan: Student outcome 2021-2022 logic and action plan (pdf)
Archived Strategy Review System Documents: View Archived Strategy Review System Documents