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Mrs. Sara Beam

Year Appointed: 2007
University of Virginia, Environmental Science- B.A.
University of Maine, Oceanography – M.S.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson

Mrs. Beam has been teaching marine and environmental science for over 25 years, with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center, and the University of Maine (where she attended graduate school). Mrs. Beam has swum with sea lions in the Galapagos, seen blue whales in the Gulf Stream, and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kenya in east Africa twice!

c2H1A3598Mrs. Beam brings her this diverse outdoor and educational experience to CBGS, where she teaches Foundations of Science and Marine & Environmental Science I & II. She believes that pairing classroom work with field studies allows educators “to give context and reality to classroom learning and add sensory understanding to the science we are learning”. The fun memories students and teachers alike make on these trips also helps to solidify concepts.

Mrs. Beam laughingly remembers when her husband (who also teaches at CBGS) flipped over her kayak in a salt marsh on a CBGS field study. Mrs. Beam is looking forward to making more memories with CBGS students and adding them to the CBGS family. “I have two children of my own, but my CBGS family is always growing!” she says.

staff-SaraBeam
Mrs. Sara Beam

Year Appointed: 2007
University of Virginia, Environmental Science- B.A.
University of Maine, Oceanography – M.S.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson

Mrs. Beam has been teaching marine and environmental science for over 25 years, with Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center, and the University of Maine (where she attended graduate school). Mrs. Beam has swum with sea lions in the Galapagos, seen blue whales in the Gulf Stream, and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kenya in east Africa twice!

c2H1A3598Mrs. Beam brings her this diverse outdoor and educational experience to CBGS, where she teaches Foundations of Science and Marine & Environmental Science I & II. She believes that pairing classroom work with field studies allows educators “to give context and reality to classroom learning and add sensory understanding to the science we are learning”. The fun memories students and teachers alike make on these trips also helps to solidify concepts.

Mrs. Beam laughingly remembers when her husband (who also teaches at CBGS) flipped over her kayak in a salt marsh on a CBGS field study. Mrs. Beam is looking forward to making more memories with CBGS students and adding them to the CBGS family. “I have two children of my own, but my CBGS family is always growing!” she says.

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Administration

Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
RCC Glenns Site

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
RCC Warsaw Site

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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