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Ronnie Vesnaver
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Ronnie Vesnaver currently lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she directs a place-based semester program for high school juniors and seniors called the Chesapeake Watershed Semester (CWS). Ronnie also acts as the environmental humanities teacher for the program. Over the course of the semester, students spend 30% of their time in the field learning in an interdisciplinary fashion. The Chesapeake Bay watershed serves as an amazing backdrop for students to explore the confluence of ecology and politics and Ronnie enjoys nothing more than being able to show her students the wonders of the watershed. Ronnie is a dedicated environmental educator because she feels strongly that there is no other topic that matters more for the world we are living in and the world we will continue to face. In particular, she has been interested and engaged in determining the ways to help her students take on a true environmental ethic. Prior to directing the Chesapeake Watershed Semester, Ronnie taught at the Pennington School in Pennington, NJ for five years where she also led major schoolwide sustainability initiatives. During her time at Pennington, Ronnie completed her masters in environmental history. Her graduate work mostly focused on coastal and marine environmental history. In her free time, Ronnie loves spending time with her dog Archie, running, paddling, and exploring the Eastern Shore.