Learn and Play on the Chesapeake Bay

2014 Professional Development

Week Long Programs 2-Day Programs 1-Day Programs

Chesapeake Experience leads professional development workshops and courses throughout the year that provide educators with new knowledge, skills, activities, and resources to enhance Chesapeake Bay learning in the classroom. All courses incorporate the Virginia Standards of Learning criteria and requirements for appropriate grade levels. For more information and to register Email Jill@chesapeakeexperience.org

Week Long Courses

Experience the Chesapeake Bay 2014: Educators Getting Up Close and Personal with the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Course Description: This course is a hands-on introduction to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Includes daily kayak trips on the York and James Rivers, a visit to Chesapeake Bay Foundationís oyster farm, guest speakers, topic discussions, new classroom and field activities to take back to your students and much, much more. Based from ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown.

 

2014 Dates: Week of June 16-20

Cost: $100 Funds from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund and the Chesapeake Bay Trust allow Chesapeake Experience to offer this course to participants at a minimal cost.

Recertification Credits: 45 hours
Graduate Credit Available from Hampton University.


Experience the Bay 2014: New Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Course Description: This course will explore the Chesapeake Bay from the James River to the Susquehanna Flats, from Fisherman Island to the Pocomoke River and many out-of the way places in between. Experience the Chesapeake Bay from new perspectives. This course will focus on habitats, ecological interactions, physical parameters, history and much more. Captain John Smith Trail and NOAA Smart Buoys will be incorporated throughout the week. Based from ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown (Weekdays)

2014 Dates: Week of July 26 - Aug 3 (Overnight travel on both weekends)

Cost: $175/participant includes lodging for overnights, breakfast and lunch for weekend travel, van transportation, equipment and supplies for course Course Requirements: Selected pre-trip readings, lesson plan product, pre and post trip meetings

Recertification Credits: Up to 80 hours
Graduate Credit Available from Hampton University

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2-Day Programs

Coastal Bay Ecology

Course Description: This course explores the Coastal Bays of the Eastern Shore of Virginia with hands-on field experiences and activities. Includes a unique boat field trip to Hog Island where participants will witness and document the changes in the island from Bay to Ocean. A trip not to miss! This course is funded by and taught in partnership with the University of Virginia; ABCRC in Oyster, VA

2014 Dates: May 16-18 (Friday evening through mid-afternoon Sunday)

Cost: $75/participant and includes all field trips, meals and lodging

Recertification Credits: 16 hours

 

Fall Migration and Conservation on the Eastern Shore

Course Description: Explore the Eastern Shore from a totally different perspective! Course includes discussions, kayaking and field experiences that relate migration, conservation, restoration and the settlement and growth of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

This course is funded by and taught in partnership with the University of Virginia, ABCRC in Oyster, VA.

 

2014 Dates: Oct 17-19 (Friday evening through mid-afternoon Sunday)

Cost: $75/participant and includes experienced staff, all field trips, meals and lodging

Recertification Credits: 16 hours

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1-Day Programs

Historical and Ecological Perspectives of Jamestown and the Chesapeake Bay

Course Description: Explore the connection of history and ecology as it relates to Jamestown and the lower Chesapeake Bay. This course will be taught in partnership with the National Park Service and includes a paddle on Powhatan Creek.

 

2014 Dates: TBD

Cost: $40/participant and includes all field equipment, snacks and experienced staff

Recertification Credits: 8 hours
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Classroom Activities

Course Description: This course will highlight activities that will bring the Bay into your classroom! Join us for a full day of hands-on, highly engaging activities that can be done right at your school-no field trip transportation needed. Based from ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown.

 

2014 Dates: December 5

Cost: $40/participant and includes all supplies, snacks and experienced staff

Recertification Credits: 8 hours

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Phone:
757-259-6859

Email:
jill@
chesapeakeexperience.org


Address:
Chesapeake Experience
P.O. Box 5384
Williamsburg, VA 23188
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