Environmental Studies Program heads to Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Environmental Studies Program took its annual three-day field experience with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Tuesday, November 7 through Thursday, November 9.
Students stayed at Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Karen Noonan Center and spent three-days learning about Bay ecology, history and chemistry with an eye toward climate change and sea level rise in specific. Additionally, they made side trips to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the University of Maryland's Horn Point Biological Laboratory home of the state oyster hatchery and a study of endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
The Environmental Studies Program at St. Mary’s High School takes full advantage of opportunities made available to a campus and community located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary. Students in this program explore the responsibilities associated with environmental stewardship through academic study, hands-on experience, community service, and a capstone Field Project component. Students also take advantage of a wide variety of partnering opportunities with local, regional, and national environmental organizations in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis area. This program is open to all students. Successful participants earn the Certificate of Environmental Studies, presented at graduation ceremonies alongside the St. Mary’s High School diploma.
St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.