Deidra Floyd

Director of Field Programs & Student Leadership

Deidra FloydTenure at CBF: February 1997-present

Education: Kent State University, BS in Conservation Biology

Prior Experience:

  • Director of Field Programs for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2006-Present
    Manage, lead, and develop program plans for the education department with senior managers. Align with the organization’s long-term goals by collaborating with all of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s departments.
  • Senior Manager of Education for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2005-2006
    Manage, lead, and develop program plans for the education department with senior managers. Align with the organization's long-term goals by collaborating with all of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's departments.
  • Senior Manager of Virginia Education for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 1999-2005
    Manage and lead full-year environmental education field experiences, teacher professional development, and curriculum programs for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students and teachers for the state of Virginia.
  • Manager for the Virginia Canoe Program for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 1998-1999
    Lead field programs in the tidal rivers of Virginia. Plan for teacher professional development. Design program and plan for activities for participants.
  • Assistant Manager for the Virginia Canoe Program for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 1997-1998
    Assist in program planning and leading trips for participants.
  • Wildlife Research Technician for the State of Virginia 1996-1997
    Conduct research for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to assess the conservation status of Bobwhite Quail. Observe individuals to record location, behavior, and habitat use; live trapping to take physiological measurements, radio-telemetric tracking to establish home ranges; habitat measurements.
  • Wildlife Research Assistant for Willamette University, Salem, Oregon 1995-1996
    Conduct research for the National Geographic Society and Chiricahua National Monument to assess the conservation status of the Chiricahua Fox Squirrel, Peccary, and Coatimundi. Observe individuals to record location, behavior, and habitat use; live trapping to take physiological measurements, radio-telemetric tracking to establish home ranges; habitat measurements.
  • Naturalist for Pymatuning State Park—Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Andover, Ohio 1994-1995
    Design, prepare, and conduct interpretive nature programs. Prepare and maintain nature center. Observe, study, and care for live specimens. Handle live animals for environmental education. Design nature center displays. Construct and maintain wildlife garden for the exterior of the nature center. Conduct children's activities for the park, conduct fishing derbies, lead interpretive canoe trips. Conduct environmental programs for the community at the local library and at town events.
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