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The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is currently seeking applications for its premier Chesapeake Bay Stewardship/Education Program called The Legacy Institute for the Environment (LIFE).

The mission of the LIFE program is to build social capital for the environment by providing learning opportunities and meaningful stewardship roles for adults in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Participants build knowledge, skills and relationships from educators and scientists from an array of environmental agencies and organizations delivering engaging presentations and offering field experiences.

Classes are held in the Education Building at CBEC and participants hear presentations from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Mid-Shore Riverkeepers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Maryland, the Watershed Stewards Academy, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Washington College, Chesapeake College and Queen Anne’s County Planning and Zoning officials. Speakers present information on issues such as bay restoration, land management, and animal and plant conservation.  CBEC’s own team of naturalists and educators also contribute to the program by facilitating habitat investigations on CBEC’s 510 acre nature preserve in Grasonville, MD.

More than 150 stewards have graduated from the program since its inception in 2004.  Each year the program can only hold 25 participants and it fills up fast.  Don’t miss your chance to participate!  If interested in participating, complete the online application found at: and submit it by February 21st, 2018.

The 9-session program takes place on Wednesdays at CBEC from March 7th, 2018 thru May 2nd, 2018.  The cost for the program is $150 and 20 hours of volunteer stewardship activities.  For information on the 2018 program, email Courtney Leigh at or consult CBEC’s web site at