Meet: Lauren Greer, Friends Board
(ST. MICHAELS, MD — September 6, 2016) Lauren Greer, an Environmental Studies teacher at St. Michael’s High School, became connected with CBMM through participation with her students in CBMM’s K-12 education programs.
In fact, one of her favorite memories at CBMM was watching her 9th grade students learning to count and measure oysters, while inspecting organisms during an oystering field trip. Lauren says that this was the moment she began to see CBMM as a center for hands-on learning.
Lauren joined the Friends Board when it first began in 2015. CBMM’s Friends Board is comprised of individuals who have their local and regional communities at heart, and helps guide CBMM in its endeavors to strengthen partnerships and develop new ones, while helping CBMM be a real resource to diverse audiences.
As a member of the Friends Board, Lauren lends the perspective of St. Michaels’ younger community and contributes her experience as an educator. She believes supporting the work of CBMM is important because CBMM connects the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem with its history and people in ways that are accessible to students of all ages. Lauren is looking forward to being a part of the CBMM’s continued growth over the next year, especially as CBMM strengthens its impact by doubling the number of students it serves over the next few years.
When asked about her favorite aspect of the Chesapeake Bay, Lauren says she enjoys the calming solace and peace that being on the water brings. In addition to being a member of the Friends Board, Lauren volunteers her time at CBMM’s annual OysterFest, helping to tend bar with a family friend—and CBMM Vice President of Operations Bill Gilmore.
When asked what it would be if she could have one job at CBMM, “It would be working in public relations and media!”
We thank Lauren for her time and dedication to CBMM!