Tuesday, June 21, 2011


DATE: June 27-28, 2011

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boys & Girls, 8-12 years old

DESCRIPTION: Get your hands dirty and your feet wet… catch critters and get eye-to-eye with other coastal species. Investigate diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs and more. Become a wildlife scientist and discover what species live in our coastal bays and what it takes to keep them healthy. Learn what kids can do to help our coastal bays. Discover the riches of coastal habitats and learn how scientists test water quality, collect data, identify plant and animal species and evaluate human impacts to assess overall habitat quality. Campers will connect with nature, hone observation skills and develop a sharpened sense of the natural world. We are proud to offer this science camp in coordination with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Program Supervisor: Kim Kinsey

FEE: Ocean City Residents: $127.00; Non-Residents: $142.00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Campers will meet at Northside Park in Ocean City on June 27 and at Assateague on June 28.

Camp Extras: Camp T-Shirt & Nature Exploration Kit

REGISTER ONLINE at www.ocsportscamps.com

Monday, June 20, 2011

Don’t miss out on this great professional development training!

Wetland Plant ID Basics:

Instructor: Leslie Hunter- Cario

Date: July 26 - 27, 2011

Cost: $300 includes field excursions, course materials and snacks

Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM at Environmental Concern's Wetland Learning Center

Designed for wetland enthusiasts with a need for improvement in vegetation identification, this professional-level two-day field course will focus on both tidal and non-tidal wetland plant identification. Emphasis will be on key field characteristics of select vascular plant families. Instructor-led and group keying will teach the necessary skills for field identification of wetland indicator species.

Space is limited. Please register by July 12th.

For more information or to register please visit us online at www.wetland.org or call 410-745-9620

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maryland Green Center Workshop – 2011 Updates

Come meet your new center partners (7 new centers were certified in 2011!), and get caught up on state actions on environmental literacy, national action on Green Ribbon Schools,

Maryland Green Schools updates, Center collaborations around the state, get new tools and funding information. Come prepared to share a successful program with others, with ideas to develop the Maryland Green Center Program and for the Center Symposium at the MAEOE Conference in Feb 2012.

July 14- 2-5pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, followed by refreshments and a sail on the Stanley Norman

Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 Second Street
Annapolis, Maryland, 21403


July 27th – 10am-2pm, Howard County Conservancy, lunch included, followed by a hike around Howard County Conservancy.

Howard County Conservancy

10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, Maryland 21163-0175


Feel free to extend this invitation to interested staff and volunteers.

RSVP to greenschools@maeoe.org

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 Environmental Concern’s Wetland Camp offerings

Environmental Concern is teaming up with three fantastic local organizations, Adkins Arboretum, the YMCA of the Chesapeake and Chesapeake College to offer six weeks of wetland summer camp. Don’t miss out on your chance to explore wetlands as fantastic laboratories of fun and science while getting muddy, up close and personal with wetland animals. Sign up today!

Registration Deadlines are Fast Approaching!!!

The YMCA of the Chesapeake and Environmental Concern present:

Eco-Creepy Crawlers

June 27- July 1, 2011

Toads, Salamanders, Crabs, Turtles, and Dragonflies OH MY! Come creep through wetlands with microscopes, goggles and nets exploring the amazing animals they support through fun interactive games, gooey wetland hikes, reptile identification, dip netting and more. Touch a fish; kiss a crab, morph as a dragonfly as you learn all about the life under the water and in the muck of fresh and salt water wetlands. Each morning includes a trip to the Waterfront Wetland Learning Center at Environmental Concern in St. Michaels, with a chance to checkout four different types of wetlands. Each afternoon includes swimming at the YMCA. Sign up today for an unforgettable wetland adventure! Ages 8-13

$175 member/ $225 program participant

Eco Survivor Adventurist

August 1 – 5, 2011

Join the YMCA of the Chesapeake and Environmental Concern in Survivor Adventurist. Get down and dirty in a competition for survival. Trek through wetlands, catch frogs, explore funky wetland adaptations, test weird wetland recipes in a wacky food contest, and build a cattail boat, and more while competing with your friends to be the last Wetland Survivor standing. Each morning includes a trip to the Waterfront Wetland Learning Center at Environmental Concern in St. Michaels, with a chance to checkout four different types of wetlands. Each afternoon includes swimming at the YMCA. Sign up today for an unforgettable wetland adventure! Ages 12-15

$175 member/ $225 program participant

To register for YMCA camps please visit http://www.talbotymca.org/register/ or call 410-822-0566.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Job Oppertunity

Pickering Creek Audubon Center seeks a Seasonal Educator to help
develop and teach environmental education school programs.
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: September 2011-June 2012
STIPEND: $11.96 per hour, housing onsite with monthly rent

Essential Functions:
-Prepare and teach environmental education school programs on site and
in local schools, 1st through 12th grade
-Develop, prepare and teach public programs for families, adults and
-Serve as a role model naturalist and environmental steward
-Animal care of program animals (reptiles, amphibians and insects)
-Work closely with other staff to plan and implement programs
-Opportunity to develop and complete an independent project
-Help with maintenance of buildings and grounds
-Occasional weekend program responsibilities

-At least one year of experience working with children and adults in
an educational setting
-College education with a background in biology, education,
environmental education, environmental science or related field
-Enjoy working with others and children of all ages in an outdoor
-Be flexible and self-motivated
-Ability to work with minimal supervision
-Professional and friendly manner

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume: