TEAM DNR is a volunteer program dedicated to educating elementary and middle school students about the Chesapeake Bay and other natural resource issues in Maryland.
Our volunteers come from different backgrounds, but all have a strong desire to help students understand and care for their natural environment. Their efforts provide an important link between DNR and schools around the State.
TEAM DNR began in the spring of 1998 with a pilot program in Anne Arundel County schools where TEAM was well received by teachers and students alike.
Since the 1998 pilot program, TEAM has annually recruited and trained volunteers to deliver our ever expanding services to schools around the State.
The TEAM program currently has 40 active volunteers working in public and private schools across the State. In the 2011/12 school year, TEAM provided almost 200 programs for over 6,000 students in 45 schools from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland.
Trained TEAM volunteers also go out to local community events and to special DNR programs, such as the annual Horseshoe Crab Release.
Here's what teachers are saying
about TEAM DNR programs...
- "Activities were well planned, interactive, and enjoyable."
- "Reinforces everything I have discussed."
- "This is a wonderful education tool that is an asset to the community."
- "The variety of activities kept the students attention."
TEAM Volunteers and Students in Action...
Working to shape the next generation
of Maryland Citizens.
Two Exciting Programs
- Aquatic Resource Education
- ARE Grants
- Project Wet
- TEAM DNR
- Raising Horseshoe Crabs
in the Classroom
- Sunfish and Students
Raising Bluegills in the Classroom
- Trout in the Classroom
- Green Eggs & Sand
- Healthy Water,
- Hooked on Fishing
- Storm Drain Stenciling
- "Be a Part of Something BIG!"
- Full List of Programs
- Upcoming Events & Workshops
- Education Homepage
- Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!