March 25, 2007

Student Brett Pifer Talks About Expedition Susquehanna. Brett Pifer, a Future Farmers of America member from Bradford County, talks about his experience on Expedition Susquehanna, and the role John Quimby, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 2006 Environmental Educator of the Year Award winner, played on the Expedition.
Expedition Susquehanna included 11 high school students 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, Brett and the other students, stopped to learn more 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.
Brett plans to attend Penn State University to study forestry.
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—
John Quimby, Accepts His 2006 Environmental Educator of the Year Award from CBF
Don Baugh, CBF Vice President of Environmental Education Talks About Why Quimby Received the Award