Learning Beyond the Classroom

Overview

CBGS prides itself on offering about a third of its instruction as hands-on, in the field studies, using the Chesapeake Bay as a living classroom. Marine & Environmental Science is inherently a field science, and field studies are an essential component of our curriculum.

Concepts and material learned on these trips will be integrated into our classroom work, and students can explore and harness their intellectual curiosity by participating in world-class research opportunities with local academic institutions and partners.

Field studies are also rich learning adventures, and they’re fun! And a day outside, on the water, or in the sand beats sitting behind a desk in front of a chalkboard for the gazillionth time since kindergarten, doesn’t it?

The student’s field studies each year trace the path of a drop of water from the mountains to the sea. Sophomores will visit Shenandoah National Park for a watershed survey. Juniors conduct an open water study and an estuary investigation on the Coan and Potomac Rivers. Seniors will visit the Outer Banks.

There are some fees associated with the field studies ($80 each for sophomore and junior year, and $135 for senior year). The cost of each trip covers lodging, meals, activities, and transportation, and is not due until school starts in September. For financial assistance, please speak with the Director or the Foundations or Marine & Environmental Science teacher.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Overview

CBGS prides itself on offering about a third of its instruction as hands-on, in the field studies, using the Chesapeake Bay as a living classroom. Marine & Environmental Science is inherently a field science, and field studies are an essential component of our curriculum.

Concepts and material learned on these trips will be integrated into our classroom work, and students can explore and harness their intellectual curiosity by participating in world-class research opportunities with local academic institutions and partners.

Field studies are also rich learning adventures, and they’re fun! And a day outside, on the water, or in the sand beats sitting behind a desk in front of a chalkboard for the gazillionth time since kindergarten, doesn’t it?

The student’s field studies each year trace the path of a drop of water from the mountains to the sea. Sophomores will visit Shenandoah National Park for a watershed survey. Juniors conduct an open water study and an estuary investigation on the Coan and Potomac Rivers. Seniors will visit the Outer Banks.

There are some fees associated with the field studies ($80 each for sophomore and junior year, and $135 for senior year). The cost of each trip covers lodging, meals, activities, and transportation, and is not due until school starts in September. For financial assistance, please speak with the Director or the Foundations or Marine & Environmental Science teacher.

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Administration

Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
RCC Glenns Site

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
RCC Warsaw Site

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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