Learn and Play on the Chesapeake Bay


Field Experiences Professional Development


2015 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 Virginia's Coast: Educators Getting Up Close and Personal with the Virginia Coast Reserve

Course Description: Join Chesapeake Experience and The Nature Conservancy as we explore the last bit of coastal wilderness on the eastern seaboard. This introductory course will explore the Virginia Coast Reserve with guest lectures, field experiences and hands-on activities that highlight land conservation, oyster and eelgrass restoration as well as shorebird habitat and barrier island dynamics- all while learning how to create meaningful watershed educational experiences for your students. Field experiences include kayaking a marsh creek, a boat trip to Parramore Island, snorkeling in an eelgrass bed and much more. This course is based from Nassawadox on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.

 

2015 Dates: June 22-26 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day)

Cost: $150 (Funds from the The Nature Conservancy and the Virginia Environmental Endowment allow Chesapeake Experience to offer this course at a minimal fee to participants). Overnight accommodations are available for an additional fee.

Recertification Credits: 45 hours
Graduate credit is also available through Hampton University (additional fees and registration required)

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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 and The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve.

2015 Dates: May 15-17 (Friday evening through mid-afternoon Sunday)

Cost: $100/participant and includes all field trips, meals and lodging

Recertification Credits: 16 hours

Location: Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA on the Eastern Shore

 

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 and The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve.

 

2015 Dates: Oct 16-18 (Friday evening through mid-afternoon Sunday)

Cost: $100/participant and includes experienced staff, all field trips, meals and lodging

Recertification Credits: 16 hours

Location: Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA on the Eastern Shore

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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.

 

2015 Dates: October 23, 2015

Cost: $45/participant and includes all field equipment, snacks and experienced staff

Recertification Credits: 8 hours

Location: Chesapeake Experience at ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown, VA

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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.

 

2015 Dates: February 13

Cost: $45/participant and includes all supplies, snacks and experienced staff

Recertification Credits: 8 hours

Location: Chesapeake Experience at ECO Discovery Park in Jamestown, VA

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757-259-6859

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Williamsburg, VA 23188
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