Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) DC Location

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) offers many one-day and residential opportunities for students in DC, MD, PA, and VA to get outside and learn about the wonders of the Bay region. The Potomac River Environmental Education Program, based in the heart of the nation's capital at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, is available to students in the Washington DC-Metro area. During the program, students will board the CBF's research workboat, test water quality, perform plankton studies, trawl for fish, and learn about the local features that impact the ecological integrity of the surrounding waterways. This is a unique opportunity to explore a hidden side of DC, discover a diverse watershed of the Chesapeake, and investigate a habitat that few people are able to witness. 
Contact Info
Address: 1615 M St NW, #250, Washington, DC 20036. District Of Columbia County. Tel: 800-445-5572. Website: Hrs: Mon. - Fri. 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1+ hours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue