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DNR Seeks Volunteers To Educate Maryland Students About The Chesapeake Bay And Environmental Issues

Annapolis, Md. (January 12, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers. Volunteers will educate students about the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s environment through interactive activities in classrooms Statewide.

“Since its inception in 1998, TEAM DNR volunteers have reached over 40,000 elementary and middle school students in Maryland,” said Amy Henry, Conservation Education Specialist at DNR. “Influencing our children to respect and care for the one world we were given will help preserve our natural environment for generations to come.”

Volunteers should have an outgoing personality and a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Currently, TEAM offers schools-free classroom program on the following topics:

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Streams
  • Oyster Reefs
  • Horseshoe Crabs
  • Chesapeake Watermen.

Upcoming Workshops:
February 4 and 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lobby Conference Room, Tawes Building, Annapolis
(Located at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, 21401)
March 11, 10 a.m. TO 3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, Lothian
(Located at 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, 20711)

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch; beverages and snacks will be provided by the TEAM program.

To register for this training, contact Amy Henry at 410.260.8828 or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us. For more information about TEAM DNR, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr .


   January 12, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov