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

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.

Join CBF for a personal outdoor learning experience and share ideas with school leaders from your district and around the region.

2021 School Leader One-Day Field Experiences

Maryland School Leaders 
Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Open to Maryland Principals, Assistant Principals, and School Leaders.
Join CBF's Vice President of Education, Tom Ackerman, for a canoe excursion on Black Walnut Creek, environmental investigations, and round table discussion on the beach, followed by an optional lunch. Share ideas about how to provide engaging outdoor instruction for your school with colleagues from around the state! 
Location: CBF’s Phillip Merrill Center 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Cost: There is no cost for this experience thanks to the generous support of the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc. 
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CBF will be returning to our three-day overnight format for school leader courses in 2022.

"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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