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Volunteers Needed to Educate Students on the Chesapeake Bay and its Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites adults interested in teaching elementary and middle-school students about Maryland’s natural environment to become a part of TEAM, Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland!

Volunteers should have an outgoing personality, a strong environmental ethic, and a desire to teach 45-minute to 1.5-hour lessons in classrooms. Although no prior teaching experience is necessary, volunteers MUST attend a three-session TEAM training before beginning. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old have their own transportation.

The next set of workshops will be held consecutive weeks in February/March. Participants must attend all three for necessary training.

  • Friday, February 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at DNR Tawes Building (580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis 21401)
  • Thursday, February 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm at DNR Tawes Building (580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis 21401)
  • Thursday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian 20711)

TEAM currently offers free classroom programs on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, streams and macro invertebrates, oyster reefs, horseshoe crabs, and Maryland watermen. To learn more, visit

To register for the trainings and for more information, contact Chris Hintz at 410-260-8809 or