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Curriculum Guide Contents in Brief


Download the entire booklet here in .doc or .pdf format. 

Download individual lesson plans in either format below.


Boundaries of Our Watershed


     1. Understanding Topographic Maps Lesson  .doc  .pdf

               Topographic Map ppt

     2. Watershed Overview  .doc  .pdf


State of the Bay


     3. Issues Affecting the Chesapeake Bay  .doc  .pdf

               Ches Bay TMDL 2011 ppt      Ches Bay after 2011 hurricane     

     4. Data from the Field, using PEREC weather & water quality buoys  .doc  .pdf

               PEREC Data Buoys 


Human Impacts and Stewardship – Making a Difference


     5. Investigating Human Impact; Design Your Own Water Filter  .doc  .pdf


     6. Student Stewardship Project  .doc  .pdf

          Stewardship Ideas ppt    also see stewardship tabs in Livebinder GMU B-Wet Resources


Appendix (Includes: Garmin eTrex GPS Unit and Getting Started with Vernier Probeware)  .doc  .pdf





This document was made possible through a partnership of –


The Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC),

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University (GMU):


Dann Sklarew, Ph.D., PEREC Associate Director

          R. Christian Jones, Ph.D., PEREC Director

          Cynthia B. Smith, Ph.D., PEREC Education Director


Prince William County Public Schools, Office of Science and Family Life:


Jason Calhoun, M.S., Supervisor of Science & Family Life

          Joy Greene, M.S., Coordinator E.A.G.L.E.S.Center (Eastern Area Grounds for Learning Environmental Science)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office:


          Kevin Schabow, Education Program Manager


Along with the teachers and students who provide their ongoing insights to its continual improvement.




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