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Student Correspondents Corps

Students filming by the Bay. Photo credit CBF Staff. Photo by CBF Staff



The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Student Correspondents Corps is a group of students who learn and report about what's going on in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. From a student perspective, they explain Bay issues, tell student stories, show off action projects, foster student leadership, document nature, explore Bay history, and more.

Correspondents help run CBF Student Wave social media channels, and can also create posts for the Student Wave Blog.

This is a CBF student volunteer opportunity - CBF will sign off on service learning hours for involvement (you may need to check with your school as well).

Interested in becoming a CBF Student Correspondent?
Email StudentWave@cbf.org for an application.

Social Media Focus

Via CBF Student Wave social media channels, help educate and build a community of active students for the Bay. How it works:

  • 1 hours per week
  • Learn from CBF about Bay issues, take photos, make images, write commentary
  • Craft into social media posts
  • Post some yourself, send others to be shared on Student Wave's social media
  • Do it from home, or wherever you have internet
  • Weekly theme, topics that interest you

After 5 weeks, become certified as a CBF Student Correspondent!

For info and application to get started, email studentwave@cbf.org

Check out CBF Student Wave on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Video Focus


If you are a student with video skills, contact us! You can help us in developing video-oriented program for CBF Student Correspondents.

This is a service hours opportunity!

If interested, email studentwave@cbf.org



School Newspaper Focus


If you are involved with your school newspaper (or blog, morning announcements, etc) contact us! You can help us in developing a program oriented around school newspapers for CBF Student Correspondents.

This is a service hours opportunity!

If interested, email studentwave@cbf.org


Amelia Avis

Amelia Avis

Amelia is class of 2015 at Annapolis High School. She is the Student Government President and has been working to start a Green Club and to raise environmental and political awareness in the student community. Amelia has worked with CBF in multiple ways, attending a summer Student Leadership course in 2013 and serving on planning committees for future CBF student programs. Amelia grew up swimming, sailing, and sunbathing on the Bay, and says she is "dedicated to making it a safer and cleaner place for every living thing to enjoy."

Bassey Arikpo.

Bassey Arikpo

Bassey is class of 2015 at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in Cambridge, Maryland. He is a member of his school's Interact Club, which works to make a difference in the community, both socially and environmentally. Bassey also works as an intern at the renowned Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery that sits along the Choptank River. Bassey says, "Ever since I was little, I have had an interest in marine ecosystems, and the Chesapeake Bay has a very diverse ecosystem that must be preserved and possibly enhanced."

Brooke Fruman.

Brooke Fruman

Brooke Fruman is class of 2016 at Garrison Forest School in Baltimore, Maryland. She was sophomore class co-president, leading classmates in raising funds and awareness for the Chesapeake Bay. She is also a member of the Service League and Green Club at her school. Brooke says, "I have loved working to help preserve the Bay because it is so important to raise awareness about a special part of our local environment! I believe that it is our responsibility as a community to take care of the Chesapeake Bay because it is such an important part of our local history, culture, and environment."

Marley Hillman.

Marley Hillman

Marley Hillman is Class of 2017 at Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC. She has grown up sailing and cruising on the Bay, and says, "When I was little, I loved to go sailing and swimming in the Bay. As I grew up, I began to realize how fragile nature is. I hope that the children of the next generation will be able to enjoy the same natural beauty that is the Bay."

Emily Lehman-Rios

Emily Lehman-Rios

Emily is class of 2015 at Maggie Walker Governors School in Richmond, Virginia. She is co-president of Club SECSEE (Saving the Environment though Conservation, Sustainability and Environmental Education), a club that takes care of the entire school's recycling every week and does other action projects. Emily says, “I can remember eating picnics along the James River and trying to spot great blue herons as a young child. But now, what I enjoy most is participating in clean-ups or invasive specie removal because it’s my way of giving back to the Bay and river that have been such an amazing part of my life.”

Jake Nicastro.

Jake Nicastro

Jake is a member of the class of 2016 at Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. Jake says, "the Chesapeake watershed has always been my home, so ever since I was young I've enjoyed getting out of the DC area to spend time on the water. The Bay has always been a great place to relax for myself and everyone else, and by working with the CBF, hopefully we can keep it that way."

Savannah Steinly.

Savannah Steinly

Savannah recently graduated as class of 2014 at Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Maryland. She was president of Leo Club, organizing activities to improve her community. She was also part of the Envirothon team, exploring an interest in environmental science and conservation (especially relating to aquatics). And she ran varsity track and cross country. Savannah took a CBF trip to Smith Island in the spring of 2014 and says, "Going on this trip and learning about the direct impact that each of my daily actions has on the Chesapeake Bay’s health was a really unique and eye-opening experience. It made me want to advocate for the Bay by showing others that even the smallest of efforts can truly make a difference.”





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