Resources

Suggested Reading for Parents and Faculty

(starred books are those we recommend especially for parents.)

*Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help Children Grow, by Michael Thompson

*Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv

*The Nature Principle: Reconnecting With Life In a Virtual Age, by Richard Louv

Sharing Nature with Children, by Joseph Cornell

Childhood and Nature: Design Principles For Educators, by David Sobel

Earth Education: A New Beginning, by Steve Van Matre

 

Selected Internet Resources

MD DNR Chesapeake Bay Resource Guide
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/cblife/

EPA Region Three Website (Mid Atlantic Region)
http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-3-mid-atlantic

NOAA - Chesapeake Bay Office
http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/

 

Classroom Activities

The following documents are available as PDF downloads:

Hands On! Feet Wet!
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HOFW Cover
2
HOFW Introduction
3
HOFW Biophysical Survey
4
HOFW Comprehensive Survey of an Aquatic Ecosystem
5
HOFW Ecosystem Modeling
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HOFW Estuary Food Chain Mural
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HOFW Estuary Web of Life
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HOFW Great Estuary Hunt
9
HOFW Playing with Sea Level
10
HOFW Resources
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HOFW The Three R's
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HOFW Tributary Modeling
13
HOFW Urban Planning
14
HOFW Water Quality Testing
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HOFW Watershed Penpal
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HOFW Vocabulary