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 costs associated with the field studies, which are a part of the annual CBGS Comprehensive Student Fees (ranging from $100 to $200, depending on grade level). This fee covers the cost of each trip, including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation, and is due when school starts in August. The Comprehensive Fee also covers a student’s CBGS t-shirt, waterproof notebook, lanyard as well as some other costs for all-site events. For financial assistance, please speak with either the Director or one of the Foundations or Marine & Environmental Science teachers.