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The recovery of the Chesapeake Bay – and the future health of our environment, economy, and communities – depends on an environmentally literate and engaged citizenry. Through its environmental education programs and partnerships, the Trust seeks to build a K-12 educational system in Maryland and the region that provides all students with the knowledge, intellectual skills, attitudes, experiences and motivation to become better stewards of the environment, their local rivers and streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.


In 2013, through our education programs, the Trust supported projects that engaged 59,547 students and 4,643 teachers.  The Trust supports environmental education efforts in a variety of ways, including: 

We award educational grants through our many grant programs

We work with partners invested in environmental education through our participation in Maryland's Children in Nature Partnership

We recognize excellence in environmental education through our Awards Programs.