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The purpose of Maryland's Environmental Education program is to enable students to make decisions and take actions that create and maintain an optimal relationship between themselves and the environment, and to preserve and protect the unique natural resources of Maryland, particularly those of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
Children in Nature
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
Chesapeake Bay Trust
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
LEA Environmental Literacy Point-of-Contacts
Environmental Literary Feature TopicsWorld Future Council Silver Award 2015Maryland was recognized for becoming the first to require students to be environmentally literate as a high school graduation requirement.
Watershed ProtectionWatershed Report CardStudents from Howard County high schools spent a year collecting and analyzing samples from watershed areas near their schools and throughout Howard County, and their research is the foundation of a published watershed report card for the region.Explore and Restore Maryland Streams (DNR)A sustained program of study that starts in the classroom and includes hands-on, outdoor investigations also helps meet STEM goals and Next Generation Science Standards, and offers opportunities to integrate environmental learning with multiple disciplines.
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 LearningThis 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 AgreementThis 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 GoalEnable students in the region to graduate with the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to protect and restore their local watershed.
Education WorkgroupThe Education Workgroup provides a forum for cross-jurisdictional coordination and support on all aspects of environmental education.
Environmental Literacy Curricular Infusion By Grade-bands
MD Green Schools
US ED Green Ribbon Schools
US Green Building Council
EPA Region 3
Maryland Environmental Literacy Partnership (MELP)
Rivers to the Bay
Chespax Live Osprey CamChespax Live Osprey Cam
Kids in KayaksBCPSS video
Watershed Report Card
HCPSS Video on Facebook
Watershed SummitHCPSS Student Scientists at Work
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