Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Join the Assateague Coastal Trust and the Assateague COASTKEEPER for the International Coastal Clean-up on Saturday, September 17 at Assateague Island National Seashore. Meet in the North Ocean Beach parking lot of Assateague Island National Seashore (not the State Park) near the Ranger Station. The beach clean-up will run from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00 a.m. Trash bags and data cards will be provided, and all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt thanks to Delmarva Power. Please bring work gloves, sunscreen, water, and lots of energy!

After the Clean-up, volunteers are invited to celebrate Maryland Coast Day at Assateague State Park. Come out and celebrate the wildlife, culture and natural resources of Maryland's coastal region for FREE family fun! There are children's events, touch tanks, local vendors, artisans, and local food.

Click here for more information about International Coastal Clean-up and Maryland Coast Day. We hope to see you on the beach this Saturday, September 17! http://www.actforbays.org/PressRoom/Events/coastday.html

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Conference Proposal Submission - there is stil time!!!

You've spent years honing your skills as an environmental education professional. Now share your experience and knowledge by submitting a proposal for consideration as a presentation at the 27th Annual MAEOE Conference scheduled for February 9-12, 2012 in Ocean City, Maryland.

2012 Conference Theme: Fulfilling Environmental Education's Promise: Authentic Learning & Real World Impact

The purpose of the conferences is to provide high-quality education and networking opportunities for environmental education professionals. Our multiple day, multiple track format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, workshops, and extensive exhibition. Education sessions, designed to meet the needs of all environmental education categories, focus on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing practitioners. Presentations are designed for all levels of experience - from fundamental to intermediate to advanced topics.

With nearly 600 participants from more than 400 schools, organizations, agencies and businesses, the MAEOE conference is the largest state EE conference in the nation and the only one of its kind in Maryland. Selection of proposals is highly competitive. Make sure to read and follow the submission guidelines prior to beginning the online form. Deadline for submissions is September 9, 2011. Please feel free to contact MAEOE by phone at 443-733-1220 or by email at conference@maeoe.org with any questions or concerns. Information about the conference may be found at www.maeoe.org.

Do not hesitate to forward this message to others you know have knowledge, skills, resources to share.