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10:45-11:10am // Check In

11:15-11:20am // Welcome

11:20-11:50am // Keynote Speaker 

11:50-12:20am // Lunch and Lab Tours

12:25-12:55pm // Concurrent Session 1 

1:00-1:30pm // Concurrent Session 2 

1:35-2:05pm // Concurrent Session 3 

2:10 -2:40pm // Concurrent Session 4 

2:45-3:00pm // Closing Discussion


Keynote Address 

Gerardo Martinez, Wild Kid Acres


Volunteer Opportunities Panel 

Shelby Brown, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Elle Bassett, South, West and Rhode Riverkeeper

Jesse Iliff, Executive Director of Severn River Association

Liana Vitali, Naturalist - Jug Bay

Mary Howser, President, Live Water Foundation

Career Opportunities Panel 

Brian GillespieManager, SemaConnect, Electric Vehicle Charging

Randy K. Rowel Jr. , Director of the C-StREAM Program 

Tim Tumelty, AACC Drone Center

Katie Talley, Water Resources Engineer, Biohabitats

Simon Brown, Fisheries Biologist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Donna Cole, Chesapeake Bay Journalist 

Innovators Panel 

Imani Black, Founder and CEO, Minorities in Aquaculture

Kevin Haigis, CEO Capital SUP & Co-Founder of Live Water Foundation

Greg Maly, Chief Technology Officer, Exchange Design

Gerardo Martinez, Owner, Wild Kid Acres

Karl Schrass, Founder, Annapolis Compost

Student-Led Programs Panel

Maddy Brianas, Student Leader, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Bella Brianas, Student Leader, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chloe Gambler, Student Leader, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Annabelle Dyer, Student Leader, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Vanessa Cardoza, Anne Arundel Community College 

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