Teacher Professional Development

Teachers On The Estuary
2017 Program TBD


This 5-day program is designed to provide teachers with the resources, knowledge and experience necessary to integrate  estuaries and their related issues into the classroom. The program accomplishes this through hands-on, field-based investigations carried out in the diverse environments of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Two days will be accomplished through assignments and on-line activities.

Teachers will have the opportunity to gather authentic data on land use, water quality, biotic communities and other parameters, analyze the data, and ultimately use this information to develop action projects that will have a positive impact on the natural systems of the Chesapeake Bay.
Lush wetlands and river access make Jug Bay (Anne Arundel County) an excellent site for teachers to learn about setting up research questions investigating estuaries and water quality with their students.

This program will help teachers increase their ability to:
•Access tools and curricula that support STEM programming
•Design authentic student-driven investigations
• Implement Investigations
• Analyze collected information
• Develop action projects to manage and address the results of investigations


MSDE Credits available upon completion of course.

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Supported by a partnership between: Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-Maryland, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Patuxent River Park and the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.