Partner Programs

Partnerships To Take You Further

We believe that partnering with like-minded organizations benefits ALL of us.  Partnerships allow us to cross pollinate programs–reaching a broader audience and making a larger impact.  The programs listed below highlight the relationships we have built and each have been hand selected and are sponsored by CSH2O.

CSH2O provides tuition assistance for these programs to schools or other not for profit organizations.

In the case where transportation is required to participate in these programs, CSH2O is able to provide financial assistance for approved bus services.

Annapolis Maritime Museum: Chesapeake Champions

Audience:  Second Grade
Location:  School Classroom and Annapolis Maritime Museum Campus

In the Chesapeake Champions program, second grade students examine the Chesapeake Bay through the lens of science, social studies, and art.  Offered by the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM), the goal of the program is to foster a sense of personal ownership of local environmental issues in and around our waterways as well as a feeling of empowerment in resolving these issues.  The program extends over the duration of the school year consisting of two classroom sessions where the AMM instructors come to your classroom and two onsite sessions where the students travel to the AMM campus. Tuition and travel assistance are provided.

By instilling a sense of place and a connection to the Bay, this program focuses on encouraging community ownership and environmental stewardship in each student who completes the program.  At the end of this program, students will understand:

  • What the Chesapeake Bay is and where it’s located
  • How people use the Chesapeake Bay
  • Which animals use the Chesapeake Bay as a habitat
  • How to conduct a long-term experiment
  • How people’s actions in the watershed affect the Chesapeake Bay
  • What students can do to help the Chesapeake Bay
  • How the shoreline plants influence erosion

Annapolis Maritime Museum: Little Skipjacks

Audience:  Pre-K and Preschool
Location:  School Classroom

The Little Skipjacks program caters to Preschool and Pre-K aged children.  The goal of the program, offered by the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM), is to educate young children about their impact on our local waterways and environment around them. The AMM instructor comes to your classroom and, during this hands-on lesson, the students will be introduced to animals that live among an oyster reef—oysters, fish and crabs.  Tuition assistance is provided.

This program consists of one classroom session and lesson activities include:

  • Oyster-related story time – “Ollie the Oyster” or “How the Oysters Saved the Bay“ introduce what an oyster is by passing around oyster shells and encouraging sensory exploration.
  • Introduce and interact with small, living critters that live on an oyster reef.  Students are encouraged to touch and explore each animal.
  • Silly songs about oysters.

This program is scheduled to run approximately 45 minutes, and this can be adjusted to meet your desired duration.

Living Classrooms at Masonville Cove

Audience: All Grade Levels
Location:  School Classroom and Masonville Cove Campus

Living Classrooms at Masonville Cove offers programs to all grade levels.  Located in South Baltimore, Masonville Cove is the nation’s first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership, home to a green building nature center and beautiful waterfront public trails.  While on campus, you may spot nesting bald eagles and many other spices of birds.  You will also see that Captain Trash Wheel is docked here and is credited for collecting tons of trash from the waterways in and near Baltimore City.  Read more about the trash wheels »

Review a list of half-day and full-day field trips at the link below. Tuition and travel assistance are provided.  Learn More »

Chickens & Composting at Himmel’s

Audience: All Grade Levels
Location:  Himmel’s Landscape & Garden Center

Chickens

How would you like to hang out with the family of chickens that reside on-site at Himmel’s?  It’s quite a diverse group you don’t want to miss visiting.  You will learn:

  • About different breeds of chickens and their personalities
  • How you can raise chickens on your property
  • Discuss the benefits, responsibilities and joys chickens bring
  • How and when chickens lay eggs
  • What to do with the eggs chickens lay and compare them to traditional store-bought eggs
  • And, much more

Composting

Learn about the importance of composting as it relates to our environment and local watershed.  Composting adds nutrients to the soil, reduces landfill waste by recycling your kitchen scraps and yard waste and is good for the environment.  You will learn:

  • Ways you can easily compost any where you live
  • Get an up close and personal look at the many critters that make compost their home
  • Come prepared to get your hands dirty!

Each program is scheduled to run approximately 45 minutes, and this can be adjusted to meet your desired duration.

Field Trip to Horn Point Laboratory

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Audience: STEM Middle School, High School and Above
Location:  Horn Point Laboratory, Cambridge MD

During this specialty field trip, students will get the opportunity to see the daily operations of an oyster hatchery.  Depending on the hatchery’s schedule, students may see any or all of the following: oysters spawning, broodstock oyster larvae, propagation of algae, oyster spat holding tanks and the oyster spat deployment boat.  Highlight includes visiting the oyster shell pile that is over 2 stories tall! Learn More »

  • Group size is limited to 40 students
  • We require that an adequate ratio of teachers and/or chaperones be in attendance for students under the age of 18
  • Packed lunch/snack is suggested due to the timeline

Love our waterways and want to make an impact?

Would you like to join our mission?  We’re always on the lookout for partners who we can collaborate with to provide and/or create programs and initiatives that educate our community and youth about environmental stewardship within and around Maryland’s waterways.

Please contact us with details on how you’d like to work together.