Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Opportunity

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

February 24, 2021

Chesapeake B-WET Program Funding Opportunity Open

Applications Accepted Until March 1, 2021

Chesapeake Bay (B-WET) program 2021-2022 funding competition is open through March 1. 

Chesapeake B-WET is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high-quality environmental education programs and fosters the growth of new, innovative programs. It encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training grant program—known as Chesapeake B-WET—supports hands-on watershed education to students and teachers to foster stewardship of the Bay. 

Chesapeake B-WET emphasizes the development of programs that reach all students in a given grade level across an entire school district to create systemic change in school districts. Successful projects advance the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and goals of the NOAA Education Strategic Plan. They provide hands-on environmental education about issues affecting the watershed for students and related professional development for teachers, administrators, and other educators who serve formal K-12 audiences. B-WET supports Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, which are learner-centered experiences that focus on investigations into local environmental issues that lead to informed action and civic engagement. Learn more about past and current funded projects.

To learn more about this year's priorities and to apply visit our website

Reminder: New England B-WET Opportunity Also Open

Our New England B-WET opportunity is also open and accepting applications until April 1.

New England B-WET focuses on the priorities and challenges facing New England watersheds by helping students and teachers apply scientific methods and tools to understand and appreciate their local watershed system. The New England region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. B-WET encourages students to become more interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. By focusing on watersheds where they live and by participating in personally relevant stewardship projects, students and teachers can become knowledgeable stewards of their local environment. To learn more about this opportunity visit our website



Chesapeake Bay B-WET Program: Contact Elise Trelegan, Chesapeake Bay Office, 410-226-1015

New England B-WET Program: Contact Deirdre Kimball, 978-281-9290 or Sarah York, 978-281-9253