Education

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is committed to enhancing the natural resources stewardship ethic of all Maryland citizens. That is why we offer a variety of services for K-12 students, teachers, and other Maryland residents:

  • Our professional development opportunities for teachers provide them with cutting-edge scientific information and teacher-tested lesson plans.
  • Many of the educator materials and services are free or low-cost.
  • Educational literature and workshops for adults help all Maryland citizens improve the environment in which they live.
  • Our summer camps and special events teach youth about the environment and what they can do to protect it.

Green Eggs and Sand Workshop

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Ward Museum in Salisbury, MDGreen Eggs and Sand workshop in action

 

A jam-packed, one-day workshop covering everything horseshoe crab! Topics include state management of the horseshoe crab, the bait industry, a tour of the blood removal facility in Salisbury, and a review of highlights of the award-winning and newly revised “Green Eggs and Sand Science Curriculum.” The curriculum review, tour, and workshop are free. A refundable deposit is required. Visit the link below for the registration form. Accepting registrations until full, but space is limited, so get your applications in early.

Click here to register.

Contact Stacy Epperson at sepperson@dnr.state.md.us with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Date

Project & Location

Details

May 15
(Thurs)

10:00am-3:00pm

Growing Up WILD

Cromwell Valley Park
2002 Cromwell Bridge Road Baltimore, MD 21234

Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through various activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Fee: $10

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with children aged 3-7

To register: Please call 410-887-2503

June 16th
(Mon)
12:00-3:30pm

Growing Up WILD

Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD  21210

Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through various activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.

Fee: $5

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with children aged 3-7

To register: Please click here to fill the registration form

June 24th
(Tues)

9:00am -3:30pm

Project WILD

Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore, MD  21210

Project WILD is an engaging and interdisciplinary program that emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. The program is designed for educators of all types who work with children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Project WILD activities can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education. The activities are designed to be hands-on and are focused on teaching students how to think and not what to think.Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the two Project WILD curriculum books including the recently updated Aquatic WILD guide that contains field investigations and STEM.

Fee: $10 Please bring a bagged lunch

Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with K-12 students

To register: Please click here to fill the registration form

 

One Species:
Two Exciting Programs

Environmental Literacy

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  • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Maryland’s new Environmental Literacy Standards!

Contact

  • Cindy Etgen
    Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
    MD Department of Natural Resources
    580 Taylor Ave., E-2
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-260-8716
    cetgen@dnr.state.md.us