Environmental Education Resources

Improving School Grounds

Schoolyard Habitats
(US Fish & Wildlife Service)
The Schoolyard Habitat program helps teachers and students create wildlife habitat on school grounds. Habitat is the collective term for the food, water, shelter and nursery areas that all wildlife needs to survive. The loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats facing wildlife today.

School Grounds for Learning
This project provides professional development opportunities and comprehensive online resources featuring detailed information and instructions to enable students, teachers, administrators & school facilities personnel to effectively plan, utilize and sustain a vast variety of environmental projects on school grounds.

Chesapeake Bay Stewardship

Chesapeake Bay Program
Science. Restoration. Partnership.
The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that brings together leaders and experts from a vast range of agencies and organizations.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
This plan for collaboration across the Bay’s political boundaries establishes goals and outcomes for the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.

Environmental Literacy Goal
Enable students in the region to graduate with the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to protect and restore their local watershed.

Education Workgroup
The Education Workgroup provides a forum for cross-jurisdictional coordination and support on all aspects of environmental education.


Contact Information
Donna Balado, Environmental Literacy Specialist, Science
Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0323
Fax: 410-333-1146
Email: donna.balado@maryland.gov