Thursday, October 27, 2011

MAEOE Welcomes Stacy Bond

MAEOE is excited to host Chesapeake Conservation Corp volunteer, Stacy Bond!

Stacy is one of 21 young adults who make up the 2011-2012 class of Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Volunteers. Modeled after the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps programs, CCC volunteers are matched with watershed groups, non-profit organizations and government agencies for one year. They work on a variety of programs in Maryland all striving to restore the health and balance of the Chesapeake Bay.

“We are very pleased to have been selected to host a second CCC Volunteer. The volunteers in this program are committed and bring experience that benefits the organizations in which they work. They are our future leaders,” stated Laura Johnson Collard, MAEOE Executive Director.

Volunteers spend the year involved in Bay restoration and environmental education. Stacy will work to increase the number of Green Schools in Maryland. Stacy will focus on areas of the state where participation in the program is low.

The MAEOE Maryland Green Schools Program encourages students to help their schools and the local community with hands on environmental issue investigation and environmental best management practices.

Stacy will be mentoring schools in Baltimore City, Prince Georges County and the Eastern Shore. When asked what motivated her to apply to the program, “I am eager to develop hands on experience in Environmental Education. The CCC program was a perfect fit for my career goals and an amazing opportunity in this difficult economy. This program has awarded me an opportunity to apply my undergraduate and graduate coursework knowledge to hands on opportunities at individual schools.”

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