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Environmental Education

Program Components

Environmental Education, Resources For Teachers

​Bay Backpack
Teaching resources, field study opportunities, awards, and funding opportunities in watershed education

Chesapeake Bay Program, Environmental Literacy Goal including Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)
This site provides information on the Environmental Literacy Goal and Outcomes in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Bay education programs for students, teachers and administrators

Chesapeake Bay Trust
Funding opportunities for environmental and sustainability projects and initiatives

Climate Stewards Education Project (NOAA)
Sustained professional development in climate stewardship leading to leading to climate literacy actions

The Center for Green Schools, US Green Building Council
Green schools reduce the environmental impact of buildings and grounds, have a positive effect on student and teacher health, and increase environmental literacy among students and graduates. With these three areas of impact as the foundation for our work, we connect with schools and campuses to achieve our vision of green schools for all within this generation.

The Great Nature Project (National Geographic)
Observing and sharing biodiversity with family outside

Green Schools National Network
GSNN connects K-12 teachers, administrators, leaders and professionals with evidence-based resources and tools to maximize financial and natural resources; improve the health and well-being of staff and students; and prepare students with the knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.

Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
MAEOE encourages, engages and empowers the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world.

Maryland Environmental Literacy Partnership (MELP)
The Partnership is creating robust curriculum resources and providing teacher professional learning and support to meet Maryland Environmental Literacy Standard 1 (environmental issues investigation and student action), as well as content standards in science and social studies.

NASA Earth & Space Science Education News
Providing information on upcoming educational programs, events, opportunities and the latest resources from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate

National Geographic, Climate Change
How do we know it’s happening? How do we fix it? How do we live with it?

National Wildlife Federation, Schoolyard Habitats
Wildlife habitats become places where students not only learn about wildlife species and ecosystems, but also outdoor classrooms where they hone their academic skills and nurture their innate curiosity and creativity.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Enabling water quality education to teach students to understand and value water as a resource

Project WILD
The conservation and environmental education program emphasizes wildlife because of their intrinsic, ecological value as well as their role in teaching how ecosystems function.

US Department of Education Green Strides
Extensive resources on energy and water conservation, healthy school environments and environmental literacy and sustainability instruction

USGS Water Science
Extensive water science resources for Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia