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Instructional Resources

Bay Backpack - Chesapeake Bay Program/NOAA
Everything Chesapeake is right here! Learn some creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons. The Bay Backpack's books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources help bring environmental education into the classroom.

Bayville logoBayville Online Field Trip!
Students become virtual research assistants for a video production company looking for significant stories about the science of the Chesapeake Bay. 

 

Chesapeake Bay- Introduction to an Ecosystem
Full document from NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Program and EPA

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air, land and water resources for students, teachers and the community

Clean Air Partners On the Air curriculum featuring seven units on air quality, health and climate change. Sign up for the Air Alert or get the app from Clean Air Partners.

CLEAN: Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
A Part of the National Science Digital Library, contains reviewed resources and an online community to share teaching strategies

Environmental Literacy and Inquiry Middle school teaching modules on energy, climate change and land use from Lehigh University.

National Sustainability Education Standards
Includes a national listserv for K12 educators focused on education for sustainability


JASON Project Curriculum
Curriculum, professional development and live events in STEM education.

American Museum of Natural History
Searchable catalog of lessons and learning materials including videos and data visualizations about global biodiversity, Earth & Space science, human biology and evolution

 Project Wild Links to MD Curriculum



Social Studies middle school modules about Environmental History and Forests!   

School & Classroom Projects

The Amphibian Project
- multiple sources of amphibian curricula; conceptual and hands-on projects for all grades

 

Growing Native
Every October, thousands of Growing Native volunteers collect native hardwood tree seeds, such as acorns and walnuts. These seeds are donated to state nurseries, which grow them into seedlings. In the spring, volunteers plant seedlings grown from seeds collected two to three years prior along the banks of rivers and streams in their communities.


DNR's  School Check-Up Guide 
Get your free copy of the new guide with lessons on energy, waste, and water assessments for your school!

Oyster Recovery Partnership Students, families and organizations working to restore oyster populations.

Citizen Science (Scientific American) Various projects, ZomBee, Students' Cloud Observations Online (S'COOL), and Marine Debris Tracker, for individual students and classes. 

Bird Sleuth (Cornell Lab of Ornithology) K-12 resources and activities to build science skills and encourage students to investigate habitats and explore biodiversity.

Planning a Low Impact Car Wash Fundraiser

 

School System Environmental Pages
(Informal Environmental Education Centers are listed under "Organizations.")

Allegany

Baltimore City

Baltimore County
 
Carroll
 
Charles

Frederick
 
Garrett

Harford

Howard

Montgomery

Prince George's

Washington

 

Additional Resources

National Renewable Energy Lab (USDoE)
Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition for Middle School

National Atlas WebSite
U.S. Department of the Interior

Create maps and layer them with data from agriculture, geology, hydrology, topography, biology, more.

National Park Service Curriculum Materials

Energy Star for K12 School Districts Success Stories, Resources and Recognition

NASA LandSat lesson plans  Global climate change education modules

Environmental Education Resources  NAAEE (EE-Linked)

Environmental Literacy Council Information and resources on environmental topics, curriculum materials and textbook reviews. 

Geographic Information Systems Accessing the right data is the key to getting the most value out of your GIS enterprise. ArcData and Geography Network offer search tools, services, and software

Global Climate Change NASA global climate change education resources 

EPA Environmental Projects, Resources & Awards


Contact Information
Gary Hedges, Science Specialist
Division of Instruction
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 

410-767-0323

Fax:  410-333-1146
Email:  ghedges@msde.state.md.us
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