At CBEC, learning looks a lot different than in the classroom. Kids can be seen towing nets through the water, digging through oyster shells, quietly observing birds, and hiking trails in search of geocaches. Every year, over 8,000 students travel to CBEC for hands-on field experiences with their schools. We also offer 10 weeks of summer camp and School’s Out Camps for children looking to turn their school holidays into fun learning adventures. Explore our program offerings and sign up for a trip by clicking HERE!

Interested in volunteering with Education Programs at CBEC? Contact Katey at and attend one of these trainings – September 14 or October 13 from 10–3pm. Help inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards and reach more kids like Andrew who sent us a letter saying “Thank you for giving me the best field trip ever. I loved going in the water! You made my life 100 times better. I hope to come back.”