The Chesapeake Experience also has educational programs specifically for teachers. Over the past four years, teachers have been able to participate in a four day program, learning about the local environment, but now they can also utilize a 10 day program to explore the eastern shore and venture outside of Hampton Roads. These unique experiences provide teachers a way to continue to learn and create inspiring lessons for their classrooms.
Other kayak tours are available to anyone who would like an entertaining way of learning about our rivers, bays, shorelines, and wildlife. According to the Executive Director, Jill Bieri, one of their goals is to inspire a personal connection with our natural surroundings. When you gain that personal connection, you tend to care more, you tend to take ownership. You don’t have to be a scientist or be able to explain the causes and effects of excess nutrients in our waters in order to have that connection. You simply need to appreciate it.