Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Smith Island Field Experience
We are currently seeking scouts to participate in our Smith Island Field Experience. This is a great opportunity to practice conservation techniques in a unique remote environment. Learn the skills you need to help foster conservation in your own community. This opportunity is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
POSSIBLE FIELD EXPERIENCE TOPICS:
- History & Folklore
- Underwater Grasses
- Crabbing, Fishing & Oystering
- Salt Marsh Exploration
- Weather Watch
- Field Journals & Naturalist News
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation I-95 Express Lanes Project Community Grant Program
BACKGROUND: On August 12, 2014 NV16 was given a grant award of $2,500 for NV16 Environmental Management as part of the 95 Express Lanes Community Grant Program. The grant was awarded based on our conservation restoration interests as it relates to preserving the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways from pollution.
- July 18-19: Travel to the Bay and learn from experienced Watermen and from NV16 member, Bob Maestro, President/CEO of Hydrologic Solutions, an ecologist and an expert in storm water management, the value of the Chesapeake Bay as a National and regional resources and the impact to these resources from improperly planned and unmanaged land development. (Parents can come and participate!!)
- Participant will be given the opportunity to participate in a ½ day of fishing on the Bay with the Watermen and QUWF leaders.
- Each Participant will be required to write a one (1) page paper that answers questions: 1) What changes should be made to the environment? 2) How would you propose to do it? 3) What impact would this make?
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (REQUIRED ALL DOCUMENTS COMPLETED)
Step #1: Application Form:
Click Here To Download Application
Step #2: CBF Education Health Form – www.cbf.org/educationhealthform
Step #3: CBF Participant Information Form –
Step #4 Youth (Only) Commitment Document:
To participate applicants MUST write and submit a one page explanation as to: 1) Why I want to participate in project; 2) How I can you contribute!; 3) What do I expect to learn? and, 4) Explanation as to whether or not I would continue on to achieve a Hornaday Badge Award.
Step # 5 BSA Parental Permission Slip: www.scouting.org/forms
Step #6: BSA Medical Form: www.scouting.org/forms
Mail filled out application to:
NV16 QUWF, 5077 Willow Oak Place, Dumfries, VA 22026
or PDF application with all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
HORNADAY BADGE (Available for Scouts to obtain)
Applicants for the BSA Hornaday Badge must plan, lead, and carry out at least one project from an approved conservation category. For a list of approved categories and additional information, please see the official BSA William T. Hornaday Award website at