Teacher Resources

Through a grant from Dominion, museum staff worked with local teachers to develop lesson plans using the Chestory Archive. The lessons are cross-disciplinary and grounded in local environmental science. They are free and available for download here: www.chears.org/environmentalliteracy/lessons.

If you are planning to bring students to the museum, either for a guided field trip or a self-guided visit, we suggest you review the following resources to help you prepare for your visit. Each section provides a description of the gallery or exhibit, key terms, interesting facts and things to look for, additional resources and links, as well as activities for your students.

Paleontology Gallery - Clues in the Cliffs

Estuarine Biology Gallery - River to Bay: Reflections and Connections

Maritime History Gallery – Patuxent: A River and Its People

Drum Point Lighthouse