Meet Our Educators

Top Staff. Top Quality.

Education Staff June 2017

CBF educators are some of the best in their field. They have first-rate experience working at the largest environmental education program in North America. Meet them and see for yourself why they are leaders in the industry.


VA Educators

Island Educators

Student Leadership &
Teacher Training

Operations & Administration



The focus of environmental education at CBF is to instill in all participants a sense of responsibility, ownership, and stewardship toward the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and all of the watershed's inhabitants.  CBF's education programs educate teachers and students through a learning pathway of interrelated components, including one and multi-day field experiences, student leadership and action, and the teacher training program, Chesapeake Classrooms.


We are committed to the safety of all our participants and, as such, we ensure that our educators have professional certifications and annual training to lead safe field programs. All of our educators receive the following certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder Medical Certification
  • Infant-Child-Adult CPR
  • American Canoe Association Basic River Rescue and Moving Water certification
  • Boater Safety
  • Community Water Safety
  • All CBF Captains hold a U.S. Coast Guard license


Certification requirements for CBF field educators and captains:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CPR (Infant, Child, Adult)
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • American Canoe Association: Basic River Rescue and Moving Water
  • Boater Safety
  • Captains only: Maintaining a USCG captain's license and FCC license

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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