Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is a 510 acre wildlife preserve on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that showcases pristine habitat and restoration efforts. CBEC offers unique hands-on, feet-wet educational programs for students from pre-school age into adulthood. During our on-site field trips, you and your students will enjoy exploring native woodlands, tidal marshes, and meadows, while discovering the importance of Bay stewardship. All activities are age-appropriate and are correlated with the Maryland State Curriculum.

Scheduling a Program:

Choose one or more program to determine your field trip experience. Included in a program registration are use of CBEC facilities and access to all hiking trails during regular business hours (9-5pm) on the date of your program. A lunch break will be included for longer programs. Programs and rates are described below.

To discuss scheduling a program, please contact Katey Nelson at or call 410.827.6694. Then, complete and return the Education Program Request Form (located on “Teacher Resources” page). A $50 deposit is due to hold your program date. Deposit can be paid online, if you complete the online Program Request form, or by check.

Education Program Rates and General Information

Our typical programs are four to five hours long, however we are flexible with your schedule and group’s needs. Cost for trip is per student (see prices below), with no charge for chaperones. Call to discuss pricing for specialized trips. A deposit of $50 is due within 10 days of scheduling a field trip to reserve the date. Remaining fees are due at the beginning of the scheduled program.

Maximum capacity is 75 students, excluding kayak trips. Maximum capacity for kayak trips is 48 students.

Full-day (4-6 hours) field trip – generally includes 2-3 programs. Minimum charge is $250.


Half-day (2-3 hours) field trip – generally includes 1-2 programs.


Additional Fees

    Owl pellets: $1 per student
    Marsh grasses (for planting): $40 per flat (70 plugs)
    Kayak trips: $2 extra per student

600 Discovery Ln, Grasonville,
Queen Anne
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