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A Bit of Butterfly with a Little Bee
Working together today, to protect the pollinators of tomorrow!
MWEE Resource Page
Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience
What is A MWEE?
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's MWEE Program is an educational initiative focused on promoting conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Chesapeake Bay watershed encompasses portions of 6 states and covers 64,000 square miles. This valuable resource plays a vital role in our ecosystems and agriculture, supporting countless species of organisms and plants both on land and in water.
Visit the Bay Backpack Website to learn more about the MWEE program and to register for their educator courses.
Pollinators and MWEEs
How are pollinators connected to the watershed?
Does the presence of pollinators effect the quality of water?
These are just a couple of questions that can be explored through pollinator-focused MWEE projects.
Students (and educators) are often surprised by the many connections that exist between pollinators and watershed health. Engaging in a pollinator-focused MWEE supports pollinators, watersheds and hands-on experiences for students. Everyone wins! Learners of all ages will benefit from the multi-layered stewardship, while gaining the skills they need to support the delicate balance of our ecosystems.
Each of the resources below have been carefully constructed by a certified teacher to support your exploration of the relationship between pollinators and watershed conservation.
Let Us Help You!
We are thrilled that you and your students have chosen to engage in meaningful STEM and watershed conservation! The ButterBee team is here to support you in any way we can.
Engaging Materials - Each of the resources below have been carefully constructed by a certified teacher to support your exploration of the relationship between pollinators and watershed conservation.
School Visits - Schools local to ButterBee can invite us in for an interactive workshop. We will happily work with you to create a program that suits your unique MWEE project.
Pollinator Habitats - Could your research area benefit from the creation of a pollinator habitat? Let us help you! We can join your class to assist in planting a pollinator habitat or supply needed resources and information.
Click on the links below to access standards-aligned mwee Materials
Donate to Help Us, Help Schools!
Your generous support allows us to create new materials, assemble MWEE Investigation Kits, and create pollinator habitats, shared with schools at no cost.
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