Leading Tomorrow’s Stewards
As an educator on CBF’s Baltimore Harbor Environmental
Education Program, I’ve had the opportunity to reach out to city
students about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The students
explore how years of industrialization has affected the health of
their harbor and local waterways.
One memorable day last year, we caught an eight-inch, male blue crab during a trip to the
Susquehanna River. The students with us that day jumped with excitement and fear as
the feisty Jimmy tried tirelessly to get back to its natural habitat. Not seen often, a crab
that size is a sign of a recovering Bay. And, he is a reminder that concerted efforts from
stakeholders like community groups and legislators are imperative for continued progress.
It may take some time before eight-inch Jimmys are a common sight, or we’re catching
fish with frying pans like Captain John Smith. But as Marie Curie once said, “I was taught
that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.”
Amy Green, CBF’s Director of Teacher
Professional Learning, updates
staff and board members on recent
progress in environmental literacy.
PHOTO B Y JAY FLEMING
From scientists and advocacy leaders to oyster growers and
educators, CBF staff are dedicated experts wiedling the
passion and smarts to advance Bay restoration. We focus
our efforts on education, advocacy, restoration, and, when