Join us for CBF’s adult education program, Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards [], or VoiCeS, hosted in downtown Hampton, VA.

This concentrated multi-week program is held on five consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 p.m., running from September 13 to October 11, 2023. Participants are expected to attend at least four of the five sessions.

CBF created the VoiCeS program in 2004 as a way to reach out to local volunteers and their communities and create a deeper understanding of the Bay and the efforts to restore it. VoiCeS is CBF’s most in-depth adult education program available to its members and the public.

The course will feature different speakers each week who are experts in their field. We will learn about a variety of topics impacting the Hampton River and the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed, though the course will focus on our diverse, urban environment.

VoiCeS participants are encouraged to complete 20 hours of service on a Bay-related project(s) of their choosing. Those who attend all five classes will receive CBF’s designation as “Chesapeake Stewards.”

The course agenda will be added once it is finalized.


  • Getting to Know Your Watershed
  • Trees
  • Oysters
  • City of Hampton Water Quality Projects
  • Environmental Justice
  • Fisheries
  • Urban agriculture
  • How to be an effective advocate

Participants are also invited to join us on a field trip: An educational boat trip on the Hampton River with CBF education staff aboard the Baywatcher during which we will cruise down the Hampton River and learn about our ecosystem firsthand.

We are excited to host an engaging course and connect like-minded folks who are excited and willing to learn from passionate experts in the Chesapeake Bay region. If you have additional questions about the class, please reach out to Lisa Renée Jennings