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Apr

April is Environmental Education Month

April is Environmental Education Month

April is Environmental Education Month

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 continues to serve as a national model for quality public education — that’s why Education Week ranked our public schools number one in the nation for five years in a row,” said Governor O’Malley. “We were the first state in the nation to adopt environmental literacy graduation requirements, which now serve as a key component of our State’s curriculum. Every day, our educators are being given more tools to create special learning opportunities that will better enable Maryland students to become informed and responsible stewards of our natural world.”

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4
Feb

Young Artists Encouraged to “Color Maryland Green”

2013 Runner-up: Canoeing on the Potomac by Fabiana Berenguer Gil

Submission Deadline Extended to March 14

Calling all young poets, photographers, artists and producers! Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit original creations inspired by the State’s outdoors to the 2014 Color Maryland Green contest. Read more »

4
Feb

Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Available for Schools and Environmental Groups

Students from the Greenmount School harvesting sunflower seeds to use for birdseed. The plants grew in garden beds funded by Keep Maryland Beautiful.

Application Deadline March 31

The Maryland Environmental Trust is now accepting applications for grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program to help schools, volunteer-based nonprofit groups and communities develop environmental education projects and solve natural resource issues. Read more »

6
Jan

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! Read more »

31
Oct

Governor O’Malley Visits Howard County’s Award-winning Dunloggin Middle School

Courtney Watson of the Howard Co. Council, County Executive Ken Ulman, Governor O’Malley, and Calvin Ball also with the Council with the students

 Tours student environmental learning projects

Governor Martin O’Malley today visited Dunloggin Middle School for a first-hand look at the students’ environment learning projects. The visit highlighted the importance of outdoor education in advance of the afternoon’s Better Choices, Better Results Sustainability forum.  Read more »

30
Oct

Perdue Farms Contributes $50,000 to Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA  Secretary Buddy Hance

Mayor of Annapolis Josh Cohen, EcoMedia President Paul Polizzotto, Jim Perdue, DNR Secretary Joe Gill, MDA Secretary Buddy Hance

Innovative partnership with EcoMedia helps Maryland agricultural business connect with stewardship program

Today, Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue presented $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance accepted the contribution which will help fund citizen stewardship oyster projects throughout the State. Perdue was able to make this donation through an innovative partnership with CBS EcoMedia. Read more »

11
Oct

Governor O’Malley Receives National Environmental Education Award

Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director and Jose “Pepe” Marcos-Iga, NAAEE Board President present the Governor with his Leadership in Environmental Education Award

Jose “Pepe” Marcos-Iga, NAAEE Board President and Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director, honor Governor O’Malley

Highlights Maryland’s environmental educational successes

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) presented Governor Martin O’Malley with a leadership award for environmental literacy this evening at its annual conference in Baltimore. Governor O’Malley’s passion for connecting Maryland youth with their natural world, and leadership in developing environmental programs and initiatives earned him this prestigious honor. Read more »

3
Jul

Volunteers Needed to Teach Students about the Chesapeake Bay and Natural Resources

A TEAM volunteer teaching a lesson on oyster reef ecology.

A TEAM volunteer teaching a lesson on oyster reef ecology.

Marylanders interested in helping students understand and care for their natural world are invited to become a part of TEAM, Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking adults from Montgomery, Frederick, St. Mary’s and Baltimore counties to educate students about the Chesapeake Bay, coastal and Bay marine life, and Maryland streams.  Read more »

2
Jul

Governor O’Malley and Educators Partner to Restore Maryland Streams

momIn a first of its kind effort, Governor Martin O’Malley met with teachers and educators from across the State on Tuesday to explore how the next generation of Marylanders could help restore the Bay, one stream at a time. Under this new statewide stream restoration partnership, schools would adopt the streams and tributaries on or near their properties and turn their restoration into a learning experience. Read more »

20
May

Citizens and Organizations Invited to Celebrate Maryland Outdoors Days, June 8-22

Governor O’Malley Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month

father and daughter outsideNationally 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 »