Learning Beyond the Classroom
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?
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.