Explore and Restore Maryland Streams

Child learning what microorganisms live in the stream, courtesy of VA State Parks staff, WikimediaCommonsJoin teachers and students from all around Maryland in taking action to care for Maryland’s streams. As a key part of Bay restoration, students from grades K-12 are adopting, investigating, and taking action to restore the health of their local stream. The program will introduce your students to the amazing natural features of streams right in their own communities, making rigorous learning as much fun as it is beneficial.

By investigating real-world, local environmental issues, and making informed decisions about how to affect them, schools are directly in line with Maryland’s environmental literacy graduation requirement and preK-12 environmental literacy standards. A sustained program of study that starts in the classroom and includes hands-on, outdoor investigations also helps meet STEM goals and Next Generation Science Standards, and offers opportunities to integrate environmental learning with multiple disciplines

Explore and Restore Maryland Streams Teacher Workshops

Do you want to get your students outside​ to a local stream for some challenging and relevant science and action projects? Maryland Department of Natural Resources educators and scientists offer free one-day professional development workshop that emphasize outdoor learning to help meet a variety of education standards and current practices. Read one teacher's account. Stipends available for classroom teachers attending a workshop on a day that is outside their teaching contract obligations.

Workshop Schedule

No workshops are scheduled at present.  If you are interested in scheduling or hosting a training for a group of educators, please contact Jennifer.Wolfe1@Maryland.gov.

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