Welcome to Chesapeake Environmental Literacy, your resource for the
Chestory Virtual Archive!

Student-tested strategies, activities, and lessons focused on Environmental Literacy.

marsh reflectionAre you interested in your watershed?
Looking to rekindle your connection with our home?
Looking for great resources to include environmental literacy in your classroom?

Environmental science and studies are inherently interdisciplinary, pulling from all of the natural and social sciences. However, it can be difficult to find great activities and lessons that are fun and easy to do.

This website provides example activities and lessons containing strategies that you can apply to any watershed or habitat for FREE, as well as simple steps for anyone interested in connecting with, learning, or teaching about the Chesapeake Bay watershed in particular.

Read more about Tom’s philosophies on
life and education on the Center for the Chesapeake Story (Chestory) website.


Click here to view the Chestory Virtual Archive (CVA) materials.

See the Useful Links page for search tips to use the CVA.


This Earth is our home, and we all have a personal stake in it. These materials embrace a learning style that can help you and your students personally connect with our home.


Click here to watch “The Art of Teaching,” highlights from an interview with Tom describing his philosophy of interdisciplinary education. (video by Roy Kahn)

watch it on the CHEARS YouTube Channel