We see a strong correlation between our restoration construction projects and education and seek ways to integrate education into pragmatic experiences vital to the success of the restoration project.
We propose to immerse school children in the creation of viable ecosystems and provide hands-on education on the importance of healthy streams to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
With this level of physical involvement, children and their parents develop a sense of participation and ownership in the finished projects that we feel truly fosters stewardship of the resources.
An arm of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Arlington Echo is an invaluable resource located on the Severn. Under the direction of Steve Barry, over 25,000 children per year and 8,000 accompanying adults participate in innovative outdoor education programs.
We have a new partnership with the Annapolis Maritime Museum as it develops its educational efforts within its newly constructed facility, the old McNasby Oyster Company building, on Back Creek.
The museum's mission is to preserve the traditions of watermen and educate the community about their history and contributions. We will provide hands-on environmental experiences for their elementary and middle school students, many of whom have never been out on the water.
In addition to these established partnerships we are working on developing curriculum with several local high schools.