This directory was assembled to strengthen and build the network of highly-trained educators throughout Virginia who support formal classroom teachers conducting successful Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This online directory is the work of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
Find Water Educators
Click here to find water educators near you! You can search by location or area of expertise, download the complete directory, and join our Google group.
Visit Bay Backpack
Bay Backpack is an online resource that supports hands-on environmental learning. By providing educators with information about funding opportunities, field studies, and curriculum guides and lesson plans related to the Chesapeake Bay, Bay Backpack helps educators find the tools they need to give their students Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs. Through MWEEs, students of all ages develop a sense of environmental ethics and stewardship that will be essential to the long-term sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay and will serve as the foundation of a lifelong relationship with the environment.
Visit Virginia Association for Environmental Education
VAEE is a network of environmental education professionals working collaboratively to advance Environmental and Sustainability Education in the Commonwealth. They do this by building environmental education capacity, supporting professional learning, increasing networking opportunities between educators, grant seeking, and sponsoring an annual professional learning institute. VAEE also serves as an advocate for environmental education and sustainability education through policy and legislation.
Click here to read about some of the projects that are happening around the state.