Education

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is committed to enhancing the natural resources stewardship ethic of all Maryland citizens. That is why we offer a variety of services for K-12 students, teachers, and other Maryland residents:

  • Our professional development opportunities for teachers provide them with cutting-edge scientific information and teacher-tested lesson plans.
  • Many of the educator materials and services are free or low-cost.
  • Educational literature and workshops for adults help all Maryland citizens improve the environment in which they live.
  • Our summer camps and special events teach youth about the environment and what they can do to protect it.

Green Eggs and Sand Workshop

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Ward Museum in Salisbury, MDGreen Eggs and Sand workshop in action

 

A jam-packed, one-day workshop covering everything horseshoe crab! Topics include state management of the horseshoe crab, the bait industry, a tour of the blood removal facility in Salisbury, and a review of highlights of the award-winning and newly revised “Green Eggs and Sand Science Curriculum.” The curriculum review, tour, and workshop are free. A refundable deposit is required. Visit the link below for the registration form. Accepting registrations until full, but space is limited, so get your applications in early.

Click here to register.

Contact Stacy Epperson at stacy.epperson@maryland.gov with any questions.

Explore and Restore Your Schoolshed New Teacher Workshops!

Registration is now open!

Do you want to get your students outside to a local stream for some challenging and relevant science and action projects? Grab your boots and join us for a free one-day professional development that emphasizes outdoor learning to help meet new Environmental Literacy, STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Elementary version offered August 6 (Full), and October 1; Secondary version offered August 20 (Full), and October 10. Click here to read more and sign up.

Upcoming Events

ProjectWild & Growing Up Wild

Date

Project & Location

Details

August 6th
(Wed)
9:00am -3:00pm
Project WILD

MD Dept. of Natural Resources, C-1 Conference Room, 580 Taylor Ave; Annapolis, MD 21401

Project WILD is an engaging and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. The activities are designed to be hands-on and are focused on teaching students how to think and not what to think.Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the two Project WILD curriculum books including the recently updated Aquatic WILD guide that contains field investigations and STEM.

Fee: Free! Please bring a bagged lunch.

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with K-12 students

To register: Workshop currently full. Please contact Kerry Wixted (kerry.wixted@maryland.gov or 410-260-8566) to be placed on the waitlist.

 

One Species:
Two Exciting Programs

Environmental Literacy

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  • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Maryland’s new Environmental Literacy Standards!

Contact

  • Cindy Etgen
    Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
    MD Department of Natural Resources
    580 Taylor Ave., E-2
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-260-8716
    cindy.etgen@maryland.gov