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Presents. Watershed: A Lifetime of Stewardship. E.B. James Mark Scallion Project Coordinator Center Director. Rock Creek Park DC Fisheries and Wildlife Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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A Lifetime of Stewardship

E.B. James Mark Scallion

Project Coordinator Center Director

noaa b wet
Rock Creek Park

DC Fisheries and Wildlife

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Washington College Center for Environment and Society

Maryland Ornithological Society

the grant
The Grant
  • Provides funds for program equipment
  • Provides funds for running program
  • Ability to increase the number of students Audubon MD-DC reaches
  • Ability to create and deliver a new, high quality program providing a meaningful Chesapeake Bay Watershed experience
the idea
The Idea
  • To teach a science based curriculum about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and environmental stewardship from a platform of birdwatching and fishing.
the program components
The program components
  • Information session for teachers
  • Teacher-led classroom activities
  • Audubon-led classroom activities
  • Teacher-led extension activities
  • Audubon-led field experience
  • Audubon-led in class field experience debriefing
  • Teacher-led classroom presentation activity
  • Audubon facilitated mentoringprogram
core learning goals
Core Learning Goals

Scientific Inquiry

The student will analyze data to make predictions, decisions, or form conclusions.

(CLG 1.4.2)

Science Content

The student will analyze the relationships among organisms and between organisms and abiotic factors (abiotic/biotic factors: space, soil, water, air, temperature, food, light, organisms; relationships: predator – prey, parasite – host, mutualism, commensalism).

(CLG 3.5.1)


4.12.1a design and/or conduct an investigation

that uses statistical methods to analyze data

and communicate results

(CLG 3.1.1)

  • Audubon-led classroom activities
  • Audubon-led field experience
  • Audubon-led in class field experience debriefing
  • Audubon facilitated mentoring program
classroom resources
Classroom Resources
  • Student Journal
  • Habitat Booklet
  • Chesapeake Timeline
  • Biogeochemical Booklet
field trip
Field Trip
  • Fishing Component
  • Birding Component
field trip resources
Field Trip Resources
  • Collection Equipment
  • Water Testing Equipment
  • Field Guides
  • Binoculars
  • GPS Units
  • Digital Cameras
  • Fishing Gear
  • Waders
in school
  • Presentation of findings
  • Use of Technology
  • Field Experience Wrap-Up
  • Mentoring Preparation
  • Skills Transferred
  • High school students teaching elementary students how to bird and fish
  • Teaching is ownership
participating schools
Participating schools
  • Digital Harbor High School (Baltimore, MD).
  • Our Lady of the Rosary High School (Baltimore MD).
  • Easton High School (Easton, MD).
  • St. Michaels High School (St. Michaels, MD).
  • Sidwell Friends (Washington DC).
  • 76 Programs
  • 21 High School Classrooms
  • 12 Elementary School Classrooms
  • 8 Audubon Staff Members
next steps
Next Steps
  • Year two of programs
  • Washington DC
  • Mentoring Component
  • Program Evolution

Thank you!