My name is Caroline Ulwick, and I am a rising senior at Bates College majoring in Environmental Studies. I'm from University Park, Maryland, and grew up learning about the Chesapeake Bay. I picked environmentalism because I view it as the new frontier; all over the world, environmentalism inspires incredible feats of human ingenuity and new technology, and the more people that become involved, the more powerful the movement becomes. I chose CBF because it represents a combination of innovation, education, and inspiration; its mission is not only to provide information and engage communities, but also to foster a deeper understanding of and love for the Bay. My family has a house on the Chesapeake Bay, so I have the privilege of experiencing its majesty firsthand. It is a treasure whose value cannot be overestimated, both as a part of our national heritage and as a vital ecosystem.
This summer, I will work with my fellow intern Maggie Rees to come up with ways to improve upon existing Bay programs and find better ways to recruit Bay advocates. In my time here I hope to learn more about the inner workings of the organization and gain some experience in community building and outreach. I also look forward to competing in the upcoming Oyster Olympics. I plan to spend hours each day running or shucking or whatever it is you do to prepare for Oyster Olympics--maybe cardio.
My name is Maggie Rees, and I am a returning summer intern for CBF's Communications Department. I am a rising senior at Dickinson College with a major in Environmental Studies. I just completed an amazing spring semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, researching sustainability in metropolitan cities. Prior to my time abroad, I spent my fall semester at Dickinson studying climate change, global environmental policy, and international climate negotiations. I finished the semester in Durban, South Africa, attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and volunteering as a philanthropist. I am thrilled to be back home on the Chesapeake Bay and excited to return to CBF to help Save the Bay!
After an amazing summer with CBF in 2011, I have come back to Annapolis to continue my efforts of reaching out to the community and spreading the word about the Chesapeake Bay. This summer, I hope to improve CBF's Speakers Bureau program by exploring and seeking out speaking opportunities to better connect audiences throughout the watershed. I also plan to further develop CBF's Affinity Programs allowing, Boaters, Cyclists, and Gardeners all over the watershed to make a pledge to Save the Bay.