Brad Hartle is a 4-H Agent Associate with focus on STEM Education in Wicomico county. His duties include education outreach through school enrichment, afterschool programming, camps, club enhancement, and workshops. Prior to joining Wicomico county Brad spent time as the Washington County 4-H Program Assistant. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Education in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University.
After graduating from CCU Brad gained a passion for science education, while spending time in the Florida Keys, where he taught marine science to school groups through boat and snorkel trips to local marine environments. Using that passion Brad joined Pine Jog Environmental Education Center as a Graduate Assistant, while pursuing his master’s degree, where he sat on multiple curriculum development committees and helped facilitate the Palm Beach County Green Schools Recognition Program. After completing his master’s degree Brad worked for an array of marine and environmental science organizations from Florida to Vermont, where he developed and taught science education curricula until joining UME in 2016.