The Maryland Green Schools Program is a sustainable school certification program that recognizes schools that provide PreK – 12 students with educational opportunities that empower them to make changes to reduce environmental impact, practice environmental stewardship, encourage sustainability, increase awareness of how our relationship with the environment ultimately impacts public health and society and fosters environmental literacy.
The Maryland Envirothon is a competitive environmental program for high school students in grades 9 – 12. Students learn about the natural world of aquatics, forestry, soils, and wildlife through various hands-on activities from resource professionals who are experts in the field. Subsequently, students apply this knowledge to various real-life situations of managing those resources.
The Chesapeake Bay Program brings together the Chesapeake Bay “headwater states” to envision an environmentally and economically sustainable Chesapeake Bay watershed with clean water, abundant life, conserved lands, access to the water, a vibrant cultural heritage, and a diversity of engaged citizens and stakeholders.
Project Green Classrooms is an advisory body of well-rounded public-private stakeholders designed to mobilize resources to ensure Maryland’s youth experience, understand, and learn to conserve the natural environment.
The Commission is an advisory group charged with recommending approaches to “mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change.”
Local Education Agency Environmental Literacy Contact Information
For information on environmental literacy instructional programming within a local education agency (LEA), please contact the LEA’s Environmental Literacy Point of Contact.
Dr. Mary C. H. Weller, Coordinator
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement and Professional Learning
Office: (410) 767-0329
Vacant, Environmental Literacy Specialist
Office: (410) 767-0323