Decades ago, CBF education boat Chesapeake and her crew provided valuable environmental education
experiences to some of the under-served school systems along the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac Rivers.
Today’s varied, hands-on programs engage more than 35,000 students, teachers, and adults every year.
blast from the past! This image—passed around the offices as we prepared to
celebrate National Environmental Week (April 17 to 23)—has released a
flood of memories from some of our senior staff. Below, past CBF educator
“Our mobile Southern Bay program engaged under-served schools in both
Maryland and Virginia. That year, we worked with Richmond-area students on
the James, Tappahannock- and Fredericksburg-area students on the
Rappahannock, and D.C.- and Alexandria-area students on the Potomac.
“It was a rewarding experience. We were often making first-ever Bay connections for the children. And, it was life-changing for many of them. The program
had a huge following among teachers and was always full.
“I remember this time fondly as did many other educators who also worked
on the Southern Bay program before moving on to other CBF programs.”
Jaeger and many other dedicated CBF staff have provided environmental education
experiences to well over one million students, teachers, and adults since CBF started
educating the public on Bay issues almost 50 years ago.
Learn more at cbf.org/education.