Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) was born out of environmental challenges to the Chesapeake Bay. It rose from the havoc that Hurricane Agnes left behind to chart a path towards filling knowledge gaps and prioritizing informed decision-making throughout the Bay community. Part of this process has been creating pathways to ensure that, as we move forward in time, we develop new environmental leaders with the same sense of community and passion as those who came before us.

CRC’s Career Development Program has acted as a stepping stone to help hundreds of bright young minds find footing in the environmental field. Join us on Wednesday, April 20th, from 12-1 pm to hear from the program coordinator and alumni of the program.


  • Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • Kevin Schabow, Deputy Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Julie Hester, Program Director, Civic Engagement, The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment
  • Kara Skipper, Implementation Project Officer, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:

About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2021 in our annual report.

The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.