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
Events in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Queen Anne’s and Somerset counties
When & Where: Saturdays in June, Across the State
Youth with an interest in hunting, shooting sports and wildlife management are invited to participate in a regional summer Junior Hunter Field Day event. Staff from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and representatives from sporting and conservation groups will use hand-on activities to teach participants about natural resources stewardship, wildlife biology, shooting safety and ethical conduct in the field. Read more
Who: Children 3 to 12
When: Friday Mornings, February 8 – March 15
Where: Gunpowder Falls State Park
Gunpowder Falls State Park staff welcome children to take part in their nature-themed series of winter youth programs. Participants will explore the park, discovering nature and learning about the outdoors along the way. Read more
Experienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day held on February 9. On this date, hunters 15 years of age or younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private land. Read more
Experienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to be held on November 3, 2012 and February 9, 2013.
Youth ages 15 years or younger may hunt duck, geese, merganser and coot in public and private waterfowl hunting areas, when accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old who holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements.
Youth interested in wildlife and the outdoors are invited to join staff from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and local conservation groups for the 4th annual Fall Junior Hunter Field Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 15 in Bittinger. Young people, ages 8 to 16, interested in wildlife activities and shooting sports will experience the fun of the great outdoors while learning about natural resources management.