Charlie Mahaffie

Lead Teacher

Full Day

Wellesley Location

Charlie grew up in NW Washington D.C. As a child he would spend hours running through the forests of Rock Creek Park, biking along the C&O Canal and Potomac River, and learning about flora and fauna while hiking all over the country with his parents and older brother. Since nature was such an important and influential part of his childhood, he is thrilled to participate in opportunities for more children to immerse themselves in an outdoor educational environment. Charlie discovered his interest in teaching and environmental education while attending Eckerd College on the Gulf Coast of Florida. While earning a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies, he had the opportunity to experience and lead outdoor and interest-based educational events at a local nature preserve. Charlie also worked with several school groups in Puerto Rico while volunteering at a permaculture farm in Las Marias. Since then, outdoor education has become a passion, motivating him to learn more about the field as his love for it grows more with each day. Charlie started at BOPN in July 2020 and is excited to be part of the new full-day teaching team at the Wellesley location. Outside of work, Charlie enjoys biking, paddle boarding, hiking, and exploring natural spaces across Massachusetts.

Charlie Mahaffie