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
Governor 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 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
In 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
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.”