March 25, 2007

CBF Names Environmental Educator of the Year. Don Baugh, Vice President of Environmental Education for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, introduces John Quimby, the 2006 winner of CBF’s Environmental Educator of the Year Award, and talks about his role in Expedition Susquehanna.
Expedition Susquehanna included 11 high school students, all members of the Future Farmers of America, who 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.
At the special awards ceremony on March 24, participants also got a preview of the upcoming WVIA – Wilkes-Barre documentary on the Expedition.
To see more Video Blog stories from the event—
Brett Pifer, a Bradford County Student on the Expedition, Talks About Quimby’s Role and What He Learned
John Quimby, Accepts His 2006 Environmental Educator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation