Send the Fishmobile to 10 title 1 schools in 2019
Our Environmental Education programs serve all people but mostly school aged children. Some children that attend programs at our center or visit the Fishmobile have never experienced the Chesapeake Bay or the animals and plants that inhabit it. We spread our love of the Chesapeake to children by allowing them to touch real live animals and plants, to catch them or explore their habitats, and building on those hands-on experiences to teach. We provide fun ways for people to learn stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay by introducing them to it and teaching them to love it. If you love and cherish something you will treat it with respect and care for it. That is our fundamental goal.
Field trips are becoming increasingly expensive and therefore many schools are cutting back on the trips they take. That is unfortunate for students as that immersive experience is something not to be missed and sure to be remembered. The Fishmobile solves that problem and takes the field trip to the schools. Although much of the cost of a traditional field trip is no longer a factor many of the schools still do not have the budget to cover the small cost to have the Fishmobile visit. Our hope is to raise money to offer scholarships to ten title 1 schools to give them the chance to experience and learn a bit about the Chesapeake Bay.
Every little bit helps! Even gifts of $5 or $10 are greatly appreciated and help us get one step closer to reaching our goal.