Monday, May 11, 2009

Chesapeake Classrooms

Get your feet wet paddling, hiking, fishing, sampling water quality, and visiting people and places that connect your school community with the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Classrooms is a five-day immersion course that will focus on watershed issues in conjunction with the Maryland Green Schools requirements. During the program, participants will visit with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), and MAEOE experts, which also fulfills the Maryland Green Schools professional development criteria. Staff will provide advice and guidance as participants walk through their personal Green Schools plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Geographic Society, appreciates having MAEOE as their partner for this trip.

Registration Details:

When: August 10-14, 2009 2 days local, 3 days/2 nights at a CBF Island Center

How: Go to, click 5-Day Immersion Course, and complete the registration form. You may also fax completed forms to 410/268-6687 or mail them to: Chesapeake Classrooms, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403

Cost: $150.00 (covers food, housing, ferry cost, and materials included)
$25.00 non-refundable deposit due with registration form (cash, check, or credit card)

Credit: Participants can earn 3 MSDE credits or graduate credits through one of our regional college or university partners at a reduced rate.

Visit our professional development page and click on the Summer Immersion courses.

Questions? Contact:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chipapalooza GREEN

May 9 - Noon
College Park, Maryland

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is proud to announce Chipapalooza GREEN on May 9th at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9450 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD 20740. The show will raise awareness of environmental problems in Maryland and all profits will be donated to the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. The event will feature live music starting at noon, great outdoor activities, guest speakers, food and beverages, merchandise, and a marketplace for green businesses to showcase their products and services.

Three high school friends, Chip Hiden, Chris Trenner, and Pat Gibson, started the Chipapalooza Charity Concert that was first held in Hiden's backyard, and began by raising more than $1000 dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. More than 300 enthusiastic people attended and demanded that the concert become an annual tradition. Since then, the concert has continued to grow, being held in bigger venues, featuring nationally touring acts, and raising more money for charity. Now in its fifth year, the planners are looking forward to their biggest concert yet with Chipapalooza GREEN. All MAEOE members, friends and family -- and friends of the environment and environmental education -- are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit: