T.E.A.M. DNR Needs Your Help To Inspire The Minds
Of Maryland’s Youngsters About The Bay Volunteers needed in Southern Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD –The 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 the Southern Maryland and the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Prospective volunteers should be outgoing with a strong desire to protect the Bay; a high school graduate; able to provide their own transportation to training and classroom presentations; and be available during school hours. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Each T.E.A.M. volunteer participates in a comprehensive, all-day workshop about Maryland streams on Sept. 18 at Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County or on Sept. 22 at the Cedarville State Forest in Charles County. Further training opportunities are being offered in October around Maryland.
“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 further 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 volunteer educator program sponsored by DNR that provides classroom programming to Maryland Schools. Created in 1998, T.E.A.M. has reached more than 25,000 Maryland students about the Chesapeake Bay and other environmental issues. Visit the TEAM website at www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr/ for more information about TEAM’s programs and trainings.
“Among other benefits, volunteers will come away from the program with a new understanding of the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland natural resource issues. The rewards are so far reaching 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.