Available courses

In this section you will find a small set of activities that explore specific topics or allow students to investigate events/phenomena.

These activities are meant to be stand-alone resources.

As always, these activities are fully editable by folks logged in as a teacher.

The Framework for K-12 Science education and the NGSS themselves capture some of the thinking on science education in the United States.  The Framework, the Standards, and papers that have been written about current science education efforts are important resources for educators to be familiar with.

This online NGSS Workshop will serve as a place where educators can access a curated set of materials about science learning and participate in an online dialog about these interesting and thought-provoking materials.

Analyzing and interpreting data is one of the eight core practices of science and engineering that A Science Framework for K-12 Science Education (the blueprint for the Next Generation Science Standards) identifies as essential for all students. This online professional learning course will take you thought the steps of accessing a variety of data types and provide some instruction on how you can use, analyze, and interpret this data within your programs. 

http://scrumblr.ca/MWEE

The goal of this course is to establish a cadre of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Ambassadors who have the understanding and skills to advocate for and support the development of state and local environmental literacy programming that includes MWEEs.  This course should be completed prior to the Mid Atlantic Environmental Literacy Forum on November 29-30, 2017.

 

oyster reefThe NOAA Environmental Science Training Center is a resource for education professionals in the Chesapeake Bay region seeking to connect with current Bay science and efforts to understand, manage and conserve the Bay.  

This course focuses on the Chesapeake Bay Oyster and its role as a critical component of the Bay ecosystem, culture and economy.

As you progress through this course you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about why oyster are such an important species in the Chesapeake in terms of the ecosystem services they provide, the economic value of the fishery and the oyster's cultural significance,
  • Learn about NOAA's role in oyster related science and restoration,
  • Learn about the natural history of oysters, their life cycle, habitat requirements, and distribution in the Bay,
  • Gain some insight into the history of oyster fishery management, the decline in oyster population and the drivers of this decline
  • Learn about how historic and current oyster restoration efforts have and are helping to increase oyster populations in the Bay
  • Learn about current scientific work designed to better understand how restored oyster reefs function and provide ecosystem services

Welcome to the online component of the NOAA BWET Workshop.  

Please take some time and work through the activities in this course prior to the in-person workshop.  

This course will introduce you to FieldScope, a education focused mapping platform for the Chesapeake Bay region.

Course Outcomes.  Participants will:

  • Create and log into a FieldScope account
  • Learn how to add data layers and practice querying this data using the analysis tools embedded in FieldScope
  • Create a map of their school and the school's watershed
  • Become familiar with additional mapping resources available via NOAA and other education focused organizations

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

This Course is a component of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Maryland Environmental Literacy Project.  The course will focus on Water Quality related content.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Maryland School Grounds for Learning On line Learning

This Unit of Study is part of School Grounds for Learning, a comprehensive initiative to create trainings, materials, resources and opportunities to enable students, teachers, administrators & school facilities personnel to effectively design, enhance, utilize and sustain environmental projects on school grounds.

Funded by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association’s Bay Watershed Education and Training (NOAA-BWET), the School Grounds for Learning Project is being developed by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education with the support of US Fish and Wildlife as well as other national, regional and state partner organizations & subject matter experts. These resources will provide detailed information and instructions on the planning, implementation & integration of a vast variety of projects designed to support Environmental Literacy and Sustainable Schools.

All parts of this unit of study were created for reuse and distribution for any educational purpose.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

This site is the on-line component of the 2016 MADE CLEAR Climate Change Academy.

Educators please restore your course here.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

This is a sample set of activities for use in trainings.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Educators please restore your course here.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

This course provides access to tutorials on the basics of using the Moodle Learning Management System and Chesapeake Exploration.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Hello and Welcome!  We will be using this course to explore the Chesapeake Bay this year!

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning
environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    • -In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
    • VA SOLs:ES.3

    • The student will investigate and understand how to read and interpret maps, globes, models, charts, and imagery. Key concepts include a) maps (bathymetric, geologic, topographic, and weather) and star charts; b) imagery (aerial photography and satellite images); c) direction and measurements of distance on any map or globe; and d) location by latitude and longitude and topographic profiles.

    • ES.9 The student will investigate and understand how freshwater resources are influenced by geologic processes and the activities of humans. Key concepts include d) identification of other sources of fresh water including rivers, springs, and aquifers, with reference to the hydrologic cycle; e) dependence on freshwater resources and the effects of human usage on water quality; and f) identification of the major watershed systems in Virginia including the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. 
    • ES.11 The student will investigate and understand that oceans are complex, interactive physical, chemical, and biological systems and are subject to long- and short-term variations. Key concepts include  e) economic and public policy issues concerning the oceans and the coastal zone including the Chesapeake Bay. 
  • Exploring Bay Data -

    • In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries.
  • Case Studies

    • - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Using Data to understand Weather influences including Latitude, Elevation and Proximity to water.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration Training Workshop!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Educators please restore your course here.

This course provides access to tutorials on the basics of using the Moodle Learning Management System and Chesapeake Exploration.

Welcome to CBGS Using Math to Explore M&E!

This course is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of real-time data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.  This course aims to connect concepts covered in CBGS Mathematics courses to concepts covered in CBGS Marine & Environmental Science courses.  All the while, using real-life data and situations to help students connect classroom learning to the real world.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Julia Jones (jjones@cbgs.k12.va.us) and Bethany Smith (bsmith@cbgs.k12.va.us). 

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is pleased you are joining us for "Using Your School as a Laboratory: Student Led Investigation of Air Quality."

The goal of this course is to give educators the resources, the knowledge, and experience necessary to guide students to complete indoor air quality student sustainable practices in school environment. Teachers will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in collecting data on air quality data to lead students on inquiry based investigations on and around their school grounds. After the investigations, students will have the knowledge to implement sustainable practices to improve air quality.

Throughout the online learning piece teachers will gain an understanding in: 
Air Quality
- Environmental Literacy alignment
- MAEOE MD Green School Connections

The Framework for K-12 Science education and the NGSS themselves capture some of the thinking on science education in the United States.  The Framework, the Standards, and papers that have been written about current science education efforts are important resources for educators to be familiar with.

This online component of the NGSS Workshop will serve as a place where educators can access a curated set of materials about science learning and participate in an online dialog about these interesting and thought-provoking materials.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

NOTICE: MANY OF THE GRAPHS IN CBEX ARE NOT DISPLAYING CURRENTLY.  WE ARE WORKING ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE AND HOPE TO HAVE IT RESOLVED SOON.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

NOTICE: MANY OF THE GRAPHS IN CBEX ARE NOT DISPLAYING CURRENTLY.  WE ARE WORKING ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE AND HOPE TO HAVE IT RESOLVED SOON.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

NOTICE: MANY OF THE GRAPHS IN CBEX ARE NOT DISPLAYING CURRENTLY.  WE ARE WORKING ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE AND HOPE TO HAVE IT RESOLVED SOON.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

NOTICE: MANY OF THE GRAPHS IN CBEX ARE NOT DISPLAYING CURRENTLY.  WE ARE WORKING ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE AND HOPE TO HAVE IT RESOLVED SOON.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov). 

Welcome to Chesapeake Exploration!

Chesapeake Exploration is an interdisciplinary collection of online activities designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of Chesapeake Bay data.  All of the activities use real data to provide a rich learning environment in which students will explore important issues in the region and investigate the many connections between natural and human systems.

NOTICE: MANY OF THE GRAPHS IN CBEX ARE NOT DISPLAYING CURRENTLY.  WE ARE WORKING ON ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE AND HOPE TO HAVE IT RESOLVED SOON.

Chesapeake Exploration is composed of three modules:

  • Exploring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - In this module students will be working with National Geographic's Fieldscope to learn about watersheds, how the land in the Bay watershed is shaped by human and natural systems, and how the water flowing from the watershed impacts the Chesapeake. 
  • Exploring Bay Data - In this module students will work with biotic and abiotic data to explore patterns, correlations and other important relationships in the Bay and its tributaries
  • Case Studies - In this module students will use data to investigate environmental problems and events in the Chesapeake Bay.

If you are new to Chesapeake Exploration please take some time to go through the Introduction to Chesapeake Exploration Course.  This course will provide some training on how to work within the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) to design a course tailored to your programmatic and student needs.

As questions arise, please feel free to email Bart Merrick (bart.merrick@noaa.gov).