This four-week program runs consecutive Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m., April 8-29, 2024. Participants are expected to attend at least three of the four sessions.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration deadline: April 4, 2024.

Join us for Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s adult education program, Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, hosted in Newport News, VA.

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 four classes will receive CBF’s designation as “Chesapeake Stewards.”

The course agenda will be added once it is finalized.

Course Topics Include:

  • Getting to Know Your Watershed
  • Trees
  • Oysters
  • Environmental Justice
  • Fisheries
  • Urban agriculture
  • How to be an effective advocate

Participants will be invited to join us on a future field trip with CBF education staff 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. Please note the community room at the venue has eight steps to climb in order to enter the space. If you have additional questions about the class, please reach out to Lisa Renée Jennings at