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Volunteers Sought To Help Teach Students About The Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis, Md. (July 14, 2011) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland (TEAM) volunteers. Since its inception in 1998, TEAM DNR volunteers have helped to educate over 28,000 elementary and middle school students about the Chesapeake Bay and other environmental issues.

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 programs on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Horseshoe Crabs, Oyster Reefs, Chesapeake Watermen and Streams.

Participants are asked to attend both of the following sessions as part of their training:

  • Thursday, August 11, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshops will be held in the lobby conference room of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided in the morning.

To register for a workshop contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 or henry@dnr.state.md.us. For more information about TEAM DNR visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.


   July 14, 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 a 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