Governor O’Malley Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month
Nationally recognized Great Outdoors Month is right around the corner and Governor Martin O’Malley’s Partnership for Children in Nature is helping citizens celebrate! The second annual Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days encourages families to get outside and invites Maryland organizations to post and promote their nature-inspired events. This two-week statewide collection of activities kicks off in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day on June 8 and culminates with the Great American Backyard Campout on June 22. Read more
Calling all Marylanders interested in helping students understand and care for their natural world! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting three training workshops that will provide volunteers with the tools necessary to teach children about the Chesapeake Bay, coastal and Bay marine life and the State’s streams through TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland). Read more
Grant program to seek second round of applicants
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the winners of the Stream Restoration Challenge, a new grant program through which the State and its partners plan to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers in Maryland by 2015. The program will provide up to $6 million to help local governments, school systems, and non-governmental organizations carryout projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality and create service learning and environmental literacy activities for students.
Calling all young poets, photographers, artists and producers! Any students in grades kindergarten through 12 still have time to submit their works of art for the chance to win great prizes! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended its 2013 Color Maryland Green contest through March 1. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a tool for educators across the State to teach their students about Maryland’s wildlife. Teachers are invited to borrow wildlife education trunks, which feature unique, hands-on, interdisciplinary lesson plans on white-tailed deer, black bears and the State’s 14 furbearer species. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed April Environmental Education Month in Maryland in recognition of public and private efforts to help children connect with and learn about their natural world.
“Maryland has become a national leader in quality public education, and environmental literacy has become a vital tool to help us build a better future for our children,” said Governor O’Malley. “Working together, we can promote a greater appreciation for our natural resources and help our children learn the value of environmental stewardship.”