Education Research

The BES education research agenda covers the gamut from exploring how individual students learn about their city as an ecosystem to an attempt to rigorously describe the formal and in-formal urban ecosystem education system in the metropolis as a whole. Also included are inquiries about ecology teaching and about the recruitment, professional development and training […]


Today, cutting-edge advances in environmental sciences often are made with the aid of computational research using “big data” sets that are publicly available online. Scientists use big data to model complex systems, deepen understanding of how these systems function, and make predictions about potential changes in Earth’s climate, hydrologic and ecological systems. Computational thinking is […]

Integrating Chemistry and Earth science (ICE)

Branches – Young Environmental Scientists

During the summer of 2015 and for the first time, BES partnered with the Parks & People Foundations’ Branches program to bring BES research to the level of school-age students in our first ever, Branches – Young Environmental Scientists program (Branches YES). For five weeks over the summer, five Baltimore City Public School students participated […]