Student Leadership

  • My Generation's Fear—and Hope—for the Future

    December 5, 2019

    Kallan Benson reflects on her time as a CBF Student Leader and her passion for climate action.

  • High School Student Helps Oysters Flourish in Virginia

    November 12, 2019

    Laney Bonner has become a great promoter of CBF’s oyster gardening program, all while keeping up as a student at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

  • Follow the Filter Feeders

    August 22, 2019

    CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.

  • Virginia Beach Students OWN ITT!

    July 16, 2019

    Virginia Beach students recently participated in the Our Watershed Needs Identified for Today and Tomorrow (OWN-ITT) competition, making sustainability focused story maps.

  • The Year of the Students

    April 25, 2019

    Students all across the watershed have played an active role advocating for our environment in state legislative sessions this year

  • An Oyster Champion in Virginia

    February 27, 2019

    One student is on a quest to officially recognize the importance of oysters in Virginia.

  • Students Determined to Continue Efforts to Recognize Hellbenders

    December 11, 2018

    Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.

  • A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees

    September 11, 2018

    There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.

  • Parachutes for the Planet: Aiming for a Livable Future

    May 17, 2018

    We have to be the promise for the planet.

  • Fighting for the Future of Our Forests

    February 16, 2018

    Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.

  • Summer Learning Experience for Student Leaders Was a Time for Looking Forward

    October 17, 2017

    Emma Stone, a Pennsylvania high school student, shares a journal of her experiences this summer on CBF's "50 Forward" program—a six-day summer course with that celebrated CBF's first half-century of commitment to saving the Bay and local rivers and streams, and inspired the next generation to continue those efforts.

  • One Amazing Week and the Next 50 Years

    July 21, 2017

    "Education is the best long-term investment in the Chesapeake Bay." After gathering student leaders from across the watershed for a week of hands-on Bay education, these words by CBF President Will Baker ring true.

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