Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) VA Location

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) offers many one-day and residential opportunities for students in Virginia to get outside and learn about the wonders of the bay region. Students can board a workboat and learn about the relationships between the land, rivers, and the Bay. The Virginia Canoe Program lets them traverse tidal portions of the state's rivers, and use nets and other tools to learn about saltwater and freshwater environments. Finally, two locations (Port Isobel and Fox Island) are open for overnight programs, where students may go on field investigations and explore local ecology. See website for a sample itinerary.
Contact Info 
Address: 1108 E. Main Street, Suite 1600, Richmond, VA 23219. City of Richmond. Email: educationcoordinator@cbf.org. Website: www.cbf.org/programs. Hrs: By appointment.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 4th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education. 

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