Environmental Education

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CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education, research and restoration for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay.  CBEC offers unique hands-on, feet-wet educational programs for students from pre-school age into adulthood.


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In 2003 the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) changed its mission and philosophy to reflect the needs of those living within the bays’ reach.  The term “Restoration” was added to the mission statement in order to open the doors to new possibilities regarding education, research, membership and funding.




The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests to meadows.

Upcoming Events

Emergency Fundraiser, April 30 from 5-7pm to repair damage from Pavilion fire

Environmentally Speaking 2014

All Speaker Series are held in the main building at 7pm. $8 CBEC members/$10 non-members. Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required. Light refreshments will be served. 

April 16 "Charles Darwin: Life as a Naturalist by Sandra Herbert (Author and Professor at UMBC) 

May 21 "What I Want to do When I Grow Up" by Christine and Captain Dave O'Neill (Artists, Travelers and Catamaran Tours)

Birding Weekend - May 2, 3, 4

July 14 10th Annual CBEC "Birdies for the Bay"

Golf Benefit at Queenstown Harbor. 10am shotgun and $500/team.

Click here for more information.

September 20 "10th Annual CBEC Wet-N-Wild Auction" 

Get out your cowboy boots as this year's auction is Western themed. Event starts at 6pm and is $90/person. Advanced reservations are required.

Help CBEC earn cash year-round when you shop through this website www.shop.com/CBEC