Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Bevy & A Bounty at Bay Backpack

I'm on a larger-than-usual curriculum kick own "semi-sorta" hunt and search mission to find powerhouse green classroom resources. It was the focus of my January Green Team Gazette newsletter and will be for the upcoming February GTG newsletter.  But, in between, I'm finding more and more.

If you haven't discovered Maryland's own Bay Backpack (, now's a great time to investigate it.  Focusing heavily (but not solely) on the Chesapeake Bay, there's a bounty of books, lesson plans, and other resources to share the educational wonders of this watershed.  Many of the resources will go for any watershed/water-side area; additionally, there's other strands of environmental education that are addressed here too.

Search by:
  • academic subjects,
  • grade level,
  • resource types (be that books, data, lessons, maps, or multimedia),
  • or keyword (from "acid rain" to "biodiversity" to "climate change" to "litter/trash/recycling" to "student action" to "wildlife" and everything in between). 
It also has state standards and curricular alignments for Delaware, DC, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and even the National Science Education standards. 

So if you're on the lookout for some classroom connections, this is certainly a worthy stop!  For a list of their resources, click the title above or go to

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