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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Schoolshed Initiative, Participates in Day to Serve with Students from Charles County

schoolshedGovernor Martin O’Malley today joined more than 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students at J.C. Parks Elementary School in Indian Head to kick off the new Explore and Restore your Schoolshed initiative. In conjunction with the Day to Serve regional volunteer event, the Governor and students took part in a stream cleanup, removing debris and invasive plants from Pomonkey Creek. Read more »


Governor O’Malley Invites Educators to Join Stream Restoration Focus Group

Application deadline Monday, August 19 

Governor Martin O’Malley is asking teachers from across the State to join a focus group to help develop a hands-on, long-term stream restoration effort for Maryland students. The Governor first met with Maryland educators to explore how this next generation of stewards could help restore the Bay on July 2. Read more »


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 »


April is Environmental Education Month

Children from the Chesapeake Montessori learn how oysters protect water quality.

Students from the Chesapeake Montessori School learn how oysters protect water quality.

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. Read more »


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 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.”

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