March 25, 2007

CBF Award Winner Issues Challenge. John Quimby, the leader of Expedition Susquehanna, receives the 2006 Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Environmental Educator of the Year Award during a special ceremony on March 24.
Expedition Susquehanna included 11 high school students, all members of the Future Farmers of America, as they made a 30 day trip down the Susquehanna River from the river’s origin at Cooperstown, NY to the Chesapeake Bay.
Along the way, students stopped to learn about how mine drainage and agricultural runoff affects the river, the lifecycle of the rare hellbender salamander and the flora and fauna in around the Susquehanna.
A retired entomologist, Quimby uses his knowledge of nature and the river to teach students about river and forest ecology.
The ceremony also included a preview of the upcoming WVIA – Wilkes-Barre documentary on the Expedition.
To see more Video Blog stories from the event—
Don Baugh, CBF Vice President of Environmental Education Talks About Why Quimby Received the Award
Brett Pifer, a Student on the Expedition from Bradford County, Talks About Quimby’s Role and What He Learned