teacher and student in a labTraining and educating the nation’s next generation of environmental scientists is critical to fulfilling the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s mission. While CBL focuses on providing graduate level students opportunities to learn from and work with active field researchers, the laboratory also offers programs designed to engage students of all ages.

Graduate Education

The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s primary educational commitment is to provide graduate-level education in the marine and environmental sciences. CBL faculty members currently advise more than 70 graduate students.

Undergraduate Education

The Laboratory offers tours, seminars on current research and graduate studies, and field-oriented activities for undergraduate classes. UMCES research vessels stationed at CBL are well-equipped for research/educational cruises tailored to undergraduate level courses.