Online Education Database

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Explore green education opportunities including fundraiser car washes, recycling at school, pledge to be a green classroom, green learning education guides and more!

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Downloadable Educator Guide on the Virtual Exchange from Youth for Understanding.

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A guide to estuary basics entitled ‘An Introduction to the Ecosystem’.  Read about the Bay ecosystem, geology of the bay, water & sediments, habitats, living resources & biological communities, food production & consumption, and preserving the Chesapeake Bay.  Includes of glossary of key terms and phrases.

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A guide for teachers of Kindergarten through 8th on how to start and after school Environmental Club

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The complete An Educators Guide to the Meaningful Watershed Experience (MWEE) in downloadable format.  The goal of the MWEE for teachers and educators is to strengthen the youth’s connection and experience with nature, engaging a deeper respect and concern for our natural environment and creating tomorrow’s world changers.

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The complete 2019 Chesapeake Classrooms Teachers Guide in downloadable format. The goal of Chesapeake Classrooms is to “provide high-quality learning experiences that prepare and empower teachers to increase student engagement, achievement, and stewardship by incorporating environmental literacy and watershed education into their academic programs.”

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Educator guide to understanding the CBF Water Quality map.  Includes field names and definitions, water quality parameters and methods, eutrophication process, how teacher and students can use the CBF GIS app (create graphs and analyze the data), and lesson plans and activities.

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Interactive Osprey tracking map showing environmental trends and health status.  As an indicator species,  the Osprey require a clean environment and an abundance of food

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Explore an Interactive map of the current Opportunity Zones in Virginia.  Enjoy different data layers and view the qualified zones by each city in Virginia. Includes census tract IDs, and individual Zone contact information.

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Interactive Map on the Hampton Roads Resilience Projects Dashboard.  Enjoy data layers including elevation, flood proofing, drainage, project sites, shorelines, stream restoration and more!

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Learn about Tides and Currents and their interaction in accordance with sea level rise.  Explore this Interactive Map on Sea Level Rise trends around the globe.

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Research (VIMS): Browse sea level rise report cards in various locations. Interactive maps and data viewers, useful for advanced students studying climate change and sea level rise in VA

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AdaptVA (VIMS): Interactive maps and data viewers, useful for advanced students studying climate change and sea level rise in VA

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Tidewatch (VIMS): Interactive maps and data viewers, useful for advanced students studying climate change and sea level rise in VA

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Sea Level Rise (VIMS): Interactive maps and data viewers, useful for advanced students studying climate change and sea level rise in VA

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Series of classroom investigative guides and interactive maps using ArcGIS called ‘What is in Our Water(Shed)’, on Water Quality, which involves analyzing data, creating graphs, analyzing results and coming to a conclusion.

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Interactive Map of Coastal Resilience and Floodplains.  View different data layers on open space preservation, flood zones, sea grasses, mangroves, oysters, risk based on income and vulnerability, and storm surges.

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Includes ArcGIS water quality interactive map where students collect water quality data throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed with CBF educators and entered the data into the CBF database.  Explore information collected at each data point including turbidity, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, salinity, phosphate, and nitrate.

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An in-depth variety of maps featuring different angles and topics on the Chesapeake Bay’s 64,000 square miles.  Categories include geography, pollution, land use, aquatic life, and economic importance.

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Downloadable poster of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed map.  Includes brief information about the natural history and fragile habit of the Bay.