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 Environmental Education Resources


Trout in the Classroom- Raise trout with your students in your classroom

Rainscapes- Schoolyard Report Card

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful- Montgomery County Department of Transportation (adopt a road, adopt a spot, storm drain stenciling)

Montgomery County Food Council- Local food issues

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection : The Residential Energy Program works with residents (students, teachers, and parents) to reduce energy use, switch to clean energy, and lower our emissions as a community,  www.montgomerycountymd.gov   

Audubon Naturalist Society Green Kids Program


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation  The largest conservation organization dedicated solely to  saving the Chesapeake Bay.   Their motto “ Save the Bay”, defines the organization's mission and commitment. http://www.cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Trust - Mission Statement:  To provide financial support for Marylanders to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org

The Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education - MAEOE - Their mission is to encourage, train, and support Maryland educators to build a citizenry that understands and is responsibly engaged in promoting sustainability, addressing human needs and conserving the Earth's natural resources. http://www.maeoe.org

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources - For today and tomorrow the Department of Natural Resources inspires people to enjoy and live in harmony with the environment, and to protect what makes Maryland unique -- our treasured Chesapeake Bay, our diverse landscapes and  our living and natural resources. http://www.dnr.state.md.us

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation  strives to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.

Six Fact Sheets about Climate Change from Maryland Department of Education 

Bay Backpack- Learn creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons! about Climate Change from Maryland Department of Education 


NOAA Data Links - Collection of links for students and teachers to research water quality and climate data.   

Fieldscope- information about your watershed from CBF and National Geographic

Project WET- Worldwide Water Education

Project WILD- connecting students to wildlife

Citizen Science- resource from Towson University (2014) to learn what Citizen Science in and how to connect with many Citizen Science projects.

Citizen Science and Virtual Outdoor Education: a list created by MCPS Outdoor Environmental Program Educators to extend discussions from Virtual Outdoor Education

The Empowers Toolkit created by the Residential Energy Program Manager as part of  MADE-CLEAR the activity kit includes five activities adapted from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to help educators talk about the intersections of energy and climate in their afterschool program, classroom, church, library, or at home.

The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project: NEED creates curriculum and resources to help teachers meet the requirements of state standards, Common Core, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Includes activities like Energy Carnival and Energizing Student Potential.

NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Teachable Moments with NGSS connections!

National Schools' Observatory- great resource for Grade 5 Daytime Astronomy

NASA Space Place - interactive website for students and teachers 

Career Resources  

Voices of the Staff at Rock Creek Park: Find examples of how studies in chemistry classes relate to jobs in the real world. Visit with 4 different employees of the National Park Service who work in Washington, D.C. at Rock Creek Park, and hear them describe the educational path that led to their career, and how chemistry is infused in the work they do at our nation's third oldest national park. 

MAEF Careers Brochure- Provides a great insight into career opportunities from the United States largest employer and the number one industry in Maryland- agriculture!