Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Teacher in Residence/Baltimore Ecosystem Study postion

Starting in summer of 2012, a Teacher in Residence (TIR) Fellow will join the unique Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) research and education community for a year of research, educational leadership and professional growth. The TIR Fellow will be an integral part of the Pathways to Environmental Science Literacy (ESL) Project funded by the National Science Foundation and taking place at BES and three other Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites around the nation. The TIR Fellow will acquire strong skills and a deeper understanding of cutting edge ecology and education research, contribute to the development of environmental science literacy frameworks and teaching resources for teachers and students in grades 6-12, and provide leadership and support to other teachers in the project.

For more information contact:
Dr. Sarah Haines
Center for Science and Math Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
410-704-2532 (p), 410-704-2405 (f)

MAEOE Staff Attends Project WET Training

On November 29, 2011, MAEOE Green School Staff Joanne and Stacy attended Project WET Training, along with 17 other Environmental Educators and Chesapeake Conservation Corp Volunteers in Annapolis, MD. Project WET is an international, nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world, water education. In addition to organizing and providing the trainings that Joanne and Stacy attended, Project WET also publishes water resource materials in multiple languages, publish children’s books, they organize community water events and are building a worldwide network of educators, water resource professionals and scientists. The 11/30 training covered numerous multidisciplinary, water-related activities for students in grades K-12 that are featured in the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide. The guides activities are uniquely designed to incorporate hands on, inquisitive learning that complement existing curricula and concepts. The activities also fulfill MSDE objectives and educational standards. In addition to Project WET which teaches water education, there are also trainings in Project WILD (wildlife focused) and Project Learning Tree (forestry focused). Learn more about each of the programs at,, and The Maryland Coordinator is Cindy Etgen at MD DNR and information about these programs in Maryland and how to schedule or find a training near you, visit

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Time, It's Time, It's TIME!!!!!!

Registration for the MAEOE 2012 Conference is open.

Please go to the website for the Registration Program, Registration and conference information .

We look forward to seeing you there!

2012 Annual Conference
Fulfilling Environmental Education's Promise: Authentic Learning & Real World Impact
February 9-12, 2012
Clarion Fountainbleau Resort
Ocean City, Maryland

Conference Questions?
or Call the 2012 Conference Hotline at
(443) 824-1953
Hours of operation:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:30am – 2:30pm.
You may leave messages at any time and we will return your call.

Monday, November 14, 2011

MAEOE is Proud Partner at Baltimore City Schools' Sustainability Day on 11/12/11

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, MAEOE was a proud partner and presenter at Baltimore City Schools Sustainability Day at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. The free event marked a collaboration between the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Enterprise Community Partners, MAEOE, Parks and People Foundation, and the United States Green Building Council - Maryland Chapter (USGBC). The event was funded by Bank of America and offered 20 free workshops focusing on energy and resources in the Green Schools Network to assist Baltimore City Schools to integrate Sustainability into education, facilities and operations. MAEOE is particularly happy to report that a formal goal has been set by Baltimore City Officials to make ALL Baltimore City Schools MAEOE Maryland Green Schools and make sustainability education a core part of learning. The half day event opened doors for communication and a district wide opportunity to celebrate successes and identify challenges of making each and every Baltimore City School a MD MAEOE Green School. The day began with a Plenary Session of opening remarks from Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (see picture above), CEO of Baltimore City Schools Dr. Andres Alonso and other partners including representatives from the US Green Building Council, Enterprise Community Partners and the Baltimore Community Foundation. Following the Plenary Session, attendees were able to choose two workshops to attend. The 22 workshops were organized along four tracks: (1) Curriculum, (2) Building Construction, Operations and Maintenance, (3) Family & Community Engagement and (4) Schoolyard Greening.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MAEOE Green Schools and Give to the MAX

MAEOE is participating in Give to the MAX! Find out more Your donations will help grow Green Schools in Maryland.

We are seeking donations to help Children access Environmental Education. A green school involves children over time through hands on investigation and community involvement they can make decisions and take actions that create and maintain an optimal relationship between themselves and the environment. MAEOE Green Centers are a network of support for schools, teachers and young people, who teach and provide Best Management Practical lessons and ideas. Help us to Inspire Maryland's young people to preserve and protect Maryland's resources, particularly those of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Your donations support young people in gaining experience outdoors that can shape their lives forever. Investigate, explore, preserve, protect, conserve.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MAEOE's New Undergraduate Internship Program

MAEOE released the 2012 Spring Maryland Green Schools Internship Program yesterday after much demand from local undergraduate students.

MAEOE is seeking at least ten interns for the Spring 2012 semester to work throughout Maryland. The goal of this program is to encourage hands on experience, increase awareness of environmental issues and introduce students to Maryland’s diverse environmental programs.
The interns will work directly will schools working towards MAEOE Maryland Green School Certification, a two year process for schools which culminates with an application documenting the school’s activities in the environment as a context for learning, teacher professional development, best management practices and community stewardship. The program is open to all Maryland public and private K-12 schools and the internship is open to all current higher education students. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the areas of education, environmental education and/or environmental science. Internships will be during the Spring 2012 semester with orientation and training in early February. Days and times are flexible; MAEOE will work to assist interns to receive course credit with their school if possible. This is a field experience internship and positions vary throughout Maryland, not at the Jessup headquarters office. Details: