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.
Chesapeake Bay Program
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Project Green Classrooms
Contact InformationDonna BaladoEnvironmental Literacy Specialist, ScienceDivision of Curriculum, Assessment and AccountabilityMaryland State Department of Education200 West Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201Phone: 410-767-0323Fax: 410-333-1146Email:
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.
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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