ESTC Workshops--Data and the Estuary

This workshop series was held July 30-August 3, 2012, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

This five-day program was designed to provide middle and high school teachers with the resources, knowledge, and experience necessary to facilitate the integration of estuaries and their related issues into the classroom. The program accomplished this through hands-on, field-based investigations carried out in the diverse environments of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Teachers gathered authentic data on land use, water quality, biotic communities, and other parameters; analyzed that data; and ultimately used this information to develop action projects that will have a positive effect on the natural systems of the Chesapeake Bay.