Prince George's County teachers explore what it means to raise grassfed cows. Literally.
CBF incorporates the gorgeous colors and tastes of summer in our courses!
Understanding what happens on the land and in the forests allows us to think deeper about the watershed.
What a good looking crew!
Meals and local food are one way to explore our nitrogen footprint. We can all lower it by buying local!
Captain Charles explains how watermen use a scrape to harvest soft crabs from the most productive grassbeds in the Bay.
Sunset over Tangier Island. Beautiful!
Port Isobel was home base for many teachers this summer.
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) is the perfect kind of classroom!
Northern Puffer Fish are one of the many fun species participants caught this summer.
Use all 4 senses to know more about a wetland. What does black needlerush taste like?
"I swear I heard an eagle right there."
Captain Wes teaches us about watermen who catch "peelers" and keep them until the shed into a softcrab, which gets a better price at market.
Menhaden offer so many lessons on adaptations.
How many live oysters did you find?
The Philip Merrill Center has got quite a view.
Our classroom was on a boat, on a canoe, or anywhere we ended up this summer.
Bill Portlock, CBF's Senior Educator, loves to share knowledge about birds with his students.
DC teachers found all kinds of life in the gardens at Clagett Farm.
Stream studies are the perfect way to get a snapshot of how healthy a system is. Catching macroinvertebrates with a seine net is a good biological survey.
"Gunnel up! What's happening on the banks of this river?" Teachers learned about land use...while being on the water.
It's all about teamwork!
In order to understand a system, soil testing can be just as valuable as water testing.
Water quality testing allows us to see what type of action is necessary to improve the watershed.
We are big fans of circles.
The creativity is flowing at all times with teachers!
Mmmmm, breakfast on the dock.
Thanks for a great summer!