Online Resilience Education Database

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Norfolk Botanical Gardens – School Field Trips
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Come take a field trip, school trip or children’s tour at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens! Programs include guided school program with TRM and WOW Children’s Garden, guided school program without tram, self-guided program, classroom educator visits, boat tours for educators, specialized programs and school clubs! Enjoy grade level SOL aligned programs at the Botanical Gardens!

Lynnhaven River Now – Climate Change
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Information and links to troves of information on climate change work in Hampton Roads. View local resiliency efforts and learn what you can do to become part of the solution!

Student Freedom Pass – Hampton Roads Transit
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Reduce greenhouse gases, get a Student Freedom Pass for alternate transportation! The Student Freedom Pass provides people ages 13-17 years old with unlimited free rides on Hampton Roads Transit’s bus, ferry, and light rail services. Service is available in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.

Advocate for Solar Power
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Learn how to take positive action in solar advocacy in your local community and state.  Background information and research from Solar United Neighbors.

Virginia Zoo : Zooperlative Award
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Information on the Virginia Zoo Zooperlative Award.  The Virginia Zoo chooses one project from grades 3-5 and one project from grades 6-8.  Projects are scored based on their environmental impact, conservation and sustainability.

VIMS BRIDGE Ocean Science Beyond the Classroom
VIMS BRIDGE Ocean Science Student Center
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Includes Summer Opportunities, Marine Science Careers, Undergraduate Programs, and Science Fair Information.

Keep Norfolk Beautiful
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Includes descriptions for in-school programs to discuss littering and recycling with Pre-K through Grade 6. 

ODU’s “‘Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology” Summer Camp
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ODU has a 3 day summer camp that is climate change themed, sponsored by Virginia Space Grant entitled ‘Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology’. Link includes informational videos and registration.

Virginia Aquarium School Programs
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Learn all about different school programs at the Virginia Aquarium and ways to add to your science curriculum. Programs include self-guided tour, interactive boat trip, educational film, and marine science outreach programs at your school! Programs are designed for toddlers through 12th grade.

Virginia Aquarium Youth Programs
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Learn about the different youth programs offered by the Virginia Aquarium.  Includes programs on S.T.E.A.M., youth conservation series, toddler trek, and whimsy Wednesdays!

Smithsonian’s K-12 Education Resources
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Enjoy the Smithsonian’s K-12 Education information.  Learn more about school programs, field trips, group programs, and volunteering. 

Virginia Zoo School Programs
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Through SOL aligned hands on programs students can learn about conservation and wildlife through different programs at the Virginia Zoo.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center
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All Activities are correlated with Virginia SOLs! Enjoy tours and education programs at one of the world’s greenest buildings. Program discusses Oyster Reefs, Conservation, Water Quality, Mapping, point source pollution, runoff and more! Students can also participate in Canoeing Field Experiences.

VIMS Ecological Footprint Calculator
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Students can calculate how many earths would be needed if everyone lived like they did.

WWF Carbon Calculator
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This website tracks and analyzes carbon and nitrogen usage and impacts based on lifestyle choices. Includes tools to set benchmarks, goals and track progress from year to year.

CBF Podcasts
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Browse through Podcasts from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discussing topics including Water Quality, Conservation, Oysters, Sustainable practices, Pollution, Renewable Resources and Energy Sources and more!

CBF: Student Leadership Program
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Learn all about the Student Leadership Program with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Students can participate in several 5 day field experiences. Listen to Podcast showcasing youth as a force for good working for the environment.

CBF: Schoolyard Report Card
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Schoolyard Report Card by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Teachers and students can use this report card to figure out how their schoolyard is either helping or hindering the Chesapeake Bay’s current condition.

CBF 2020 State of the Bay Report
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Since progress is never a simple straight line. The Bay Report discusses the heightened impacts of stronger weather systems, resiliency building, and current pollution indicators.  Ability to download the full report and summary.  Add up your current score in each category to see where changes and improvement can be made.

Youth Water Monitoring Results

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