Aubrey Melton is currently an Environmental Science and Anatomy & Physiology teacher at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been working in Baltimore since 2006, when she came to Maryland from Michigan where she taught High School Biology. Aubrey has worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as a member of the Maryland Environmental Literacy Program (MELP) and as a mentor teacher. She received a summer-long Teacher Research Fellowship to assist with the research of sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay from the Environmental Science Education Partnership (ESEP), a partnership between the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Maryland Sea Grant in 2010. For the 2014-2015 school year she is excited to have her students be a part of the “Students Restoring Urban Streams” project that works with the Baltimore City Parks and Recreation, Baltimore Public Schools, the National Aquarium, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Blue Water Baltimore and Earth Force to promote watershed stewardship in the classroom through planning, action projects reflection and community engagement and outreach.
Her background includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, with a focus on Earth and Resource Science and Biology, and a Master’s of Science in Education from the Johns Hopkins University. She is excited to be a part of the EarthEcho’s Leadership, Education, and Advisory Panel to work collaboratively with other educators and professionals in a field she is very passionate about.