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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 »


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 »


DNR to Host Junior Hunter Field Days in June

Events in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Queen Anne’s and Somerset counties

Jr huntWho: Youth ages 8-16

When & Where: Saturdays in June, Across the State

Cost: Free

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 »


Gunpowder Falls State Park to Host Winter Youth Programs

Who: Children 3 to 12

When: Friday Mornings, February 8 – March 15

Where: Gunpowder Falls State Park

Cost: $10-$25

Contact: 410-592-2897

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 »


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day Set for February

youth huntingExperienced 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 »


Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced

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.

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Junior Hunter Field Day Set for Garrett County

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.
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