Programs for Principals


Educators learn about the local crab population, investigating their adaptations, ecological niche, and economic role in the region.

Kristan Honaker, Chesapeake Classrooms participant

"Putting a "big picture" focus on why we do environmental education and organizing a vision for institutional-level work — not just individual lessons on the environment, but systemic prioritization of the work at the principal and/or Board of Trustee level."
—Liz Bullock, Green Acres School

In lieu of in-person summer courses, CBF is offering the Learning Solutions Webinar for principals and school leaders on July 15, 2020. We invite all school leaders, administrators, and principals interested in discussing how to effectively incorporate active, inquiry-based instruction to meet the new needs of distance learning to join us. Explore what opportunities may be available and how we can continue to engage students with the environment while observing social distancing guidelines.

Learning Solutions Webinar: July 15, 2020, from 10-11:30 a.m.
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We are also planning two Principal Discovery Days for an in-person field experience in the fall, to learn about and share environmental learning approaches and resources.

Through the Principals Environmental Leadership Program, CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of administrators and schools. The program supports school principals and administrators in environmental stewardship opportunities for their entire school community. Through experience, training, resources, and collegial discussion these key leaders learn how to design a school program that utilizes and benefits the local environment. Participants in CBF's principals program are able to gain first-hand experience on the Chesapeake Bay while strengthening their leadership capacity in environmental education.

Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to network with fellow administrators, learn from experts, and explore active inquiry-based instruction for distant learning. You'll meet with and collaborate with your peers while forging a connection between your school community and the Chesapeake Bay.

For more information, please contact or call 410-268-8816.


"Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend this three-day conference. I took away a ton from CBF, the leaders of the conference, and those who attended. It will be something I will never forget and has motivated me to make Chesapeake studies a priority for studies in my own course."
—Tim Lauer, Gilman School

CBF's Environmental Leadership for Principals program is supported in part by the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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