T.E.A.M. DNR Needs Your Help to Teach Maryland’s Youngsters about the Chesapeake Bay
Volunteers needed in southern Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, and energetic volunteers for the Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland (T.E.A.M.) program in Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Counties.
Prospective volunteers should have a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay. They should also be high school graduates who are outgoing, available during school hours, and able to provide their own transportation to training and classroom presentations. No prior teaching experience is necessary. T.E.A.M. volunteers will receive comprehensive training on natural-resource issues starting Feb. 26 at the Merkle Wildlife Management Area’s Visitors Center in Prince George’s County.
“T.E.A.M. volunteers offer an important service to public and private elementary schools throughout Maryland,” said Matthew Chasse, DNR conservation education specialist. “Their efforts help carry out DNR’s commitment to educating children about environmental issues important to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.”
T.E.A.M. is a DNR program that enlists volunteer educators to provide classroom instruction about the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues. Created in 1998, T.E.A.M. has instructed more than 20,000 students in Maryland schools.
“Among other benefits, volunteers will come away from the program with a new understanding of the Chesapeake Bay. The experience is so rewarding that many volunteers remain in the program year after year,” said Chasse. For more information and an application, please contact Matt Chasse at 410-260-8828 or email@example.com.
Posted February 5, 2004