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Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Green Schools Newsletter

The Maryland Green School Program has had another great year!  In this edition of the MAEOE Green Schools Newsletter, we celebrate our 2017 New and Recertifying Maryland (MD) Green Schools.  We have now passed the 25% marker of our 100% MD Green Schools Goal! 585 or 26% of all public and independent schools in the state participate in the program. On Earth Day MAEOE announced the 2017 Maryland (MD) Green School Awardees; 60 new MD Green Schools joined the program, 65 schools recertified their MD Green School status including eight schools that have achieved Sustainable Green School Status! Congratulations to all of the schools awarded this year!

It was a pleasure reading through your applications. Our Maryland Green Schools are doing some amazing things in their school buildings and on the school grounds. Take a look at schools listed below and see if any schools are located near you so that you can congratulate them too! . Most of these schools were supported by our network of 45 Green Centers and 100+ Green Leaders. 

This summer, we encourage you to take the opportunity to attend one of the many professional development workshops mentioned in this newsletter and posted on our MAEOE PD calendar on the website. Your participation in any of these professional development sessions will count towards your 1.2.1, 10% of school teachers have EE PD. 

We also want to let you know that the 2018 MAEOE Conference call for proposals has opened. Consider presenting your green school projects at the conference! Proposals are due by August 1, more information and links are below. 

Enjoy the last few days of school and have a nice summer break. Look for our Back to School newsletter in the fall!

Christina Gladmon 
Associate Director 
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

Congrats to the following schools on the 2017 Maryland Green Schools !

Aberdeen High School
Accokeek Academy
Allenwood Elementary School
Annapolis High School
Annapolis Middle School
Appeal Elementary School
Apple Grove Elementary School
Archbishop Spalding High School
Arthur Middleton Elementary School
Atholton Elementary School
Battle Monument School
Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
Benjamin Franklin High School
Bonnie Branch Middle School
Bradley Hills Elementary School
Calvert Elementary School
Calvert Elementary School
Calvert Middle School
Catherine T. Reed Elementary School
Centennial Lane Elementary School
Cherry Hill Middle School
Conowingo Elementary School
Crellin Elementary School
Cromwell Valley Elementary School
Deep Run Elementary School
Deerfield Elementary School
Deerfield Run Elementary School
Dodge Park Elementary School
Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
Dynard Elementary School
Edgewood High School
Edward M. Felegy Elementary School
Fairmont Heights High School
Federal Hill Prep School
Flintstone Elementary School
Folger McKinsey Elementary School
Forest Hill Elementary School
Forest Ridge Elementary School
Friends School of Baltimore
Fruitland Primary School
Gaithersburg Elementary School
Gaywood Elementary School

Glen Haven Elementary School
Glenwood Middle School
Grasonville Elementary School
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School
Green Valley Academy @ Edgar Allan Poe
Greensboro Elementary School
Gwynn Park High School
Harlem Park Elementary Middle School
Havre De Grace High School
Hollifield Station Elementary School
Homewood Center
Huntingtown High School
Jacobsville Elementary School
James H Harrison Elementary School
James M. Bennett High School
Kent School, Inc.
Largo High School
Laurel Elementary School
Laurel High School
Lewisdale Elementary School
Lyons Mill Elementary School
Magothy River Middle School
Manchester Valley High School
Maryvale Preparatory School
Maya Angelou French Immersion
Mays Chapel Elementary
Montpelier Elementary School
Myersville Elementary School
Naval Academy Primary School
Norrisville Elementary School
North East Elementary School
Northern Middle School
Northview Elementary School
Oakwood Elementary School
Old Forge Elementary School
Old Mill Middle School South
Overlook Elementary School
Oxon Hill Middle School
Park Hall Elementary School
Parkside High School
Pasadena Elementary School
Patterson High School

Patterson Park Public Charter School
Patuxent High School
Piccowaxen Middle School
Pinewood Elementary School
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Princeton Elementary School
Randallstown Elementary School
Reginald F. Lewis High School
Robert R. Gray Elementary School
Rock Terrace School
Rosemary Hills Elementary School
Saint John the Evangelist School
Saint Margaret School
Scotchtown Hills Elementary School
Severn Elementary School
South Carroll High School
Sparrows Point High School
Springfield Middle School
St. Joan of Arc School
St. John the Evangelist School
St. Leonard Elementary School
St. Mark School
St. Michael's Middle High School
Stoneleigh Elementary School
Sunderland Elementary School
Tanglewood Regional School
The Key School
The Montessori School of Westminster
Timonium Elementary School
Tulip Grove Elementary School
Tyler Heights Elementary School
West Nottingham Academy
West Towson Elementary School
Westland Middle School
Westowne Elementary School
Whetstone Elementary School\
White Marsh Elementary School
Willards Elementary School
William B. Wade Elementary School
Windsor Mill Middle School
Windy Hill Elementary School

 Congrats to the following Centers for receiving MD Green Center Status!

Adkins Arboretum
Cromwell Valley Park

Robinson Nature Center
William S. Schmidt Center* 
(*Sustainable Center Award!)

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2017 MAEOE Green School Youth Summit
May 18, 2017

What a fantastic day this was! We hope you and your students enjoyed the many hands on Environmental Literacy stations and speaking with the many different organization on Green Jobs! Let us know what you liked best about the Youth Summit!!
Thanks to the following organizations that presented this year:

Alice Fergueson Foundation
Ambit Energy
Annapolis Maritime Museum
Arlington Echo
Audubon Naturalist Society
Bikes of the World
Bureau of Land Management
Carroll County Public Schools
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Chesapeake Research Consortium
Clearwater Nature Center
Green School Alliance
Grimm + Parker
Horse Industry Board
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation
MD Department of the Environment
Maryland Environmental Service
Maryland Forestry Foundation

Maryland Park Service
Maryland State Department of Education
Maryland Coastal Bays Program
Meadowside Nature Center
M-NCPPC, Dept. of Parks and Rec
Morgan State University (ROV)
National Aquarium
National Park Service
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
Old Maryland Farm
Prince George's County Department of the Environment
River and Trail Outfitters
Robinson  Nature Center
So, What Else
Tuckahoe St. Park
University of MD
University of MD: Sustainable Design
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission 

 Save the date: 2018 Youth Summit is May 31!

2018 Call for Conference Presentations in now open! 

In February 2018, the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education will bring together educators, resource personnel, scientists and researchers together to share experiences and ideas. Now is your chance to be part of the annual conference! Do you have great ideas, lesson plans, or favorite STEAM and/or NGSS activities you want to share? Do you have knowledge to share on Environmental Education topics?

Consider submitting a proposal to present!
Click here for more information.
Deadline: August 1, 2017

 Summer Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers! 
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Accokeek Foundation: Green History Teacher Institute Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE)
For more info and to register:
Click here for more info on TOTE.
To register:
 Made Clear: Teacher to Teacher Climate Change Conference (T3C3) Chesapeake Bay Foundation

 For more info and to register: Multiple Workshops throughout the summer!
For more info and registration:


Appalachian Watershed and Stream Monitors

Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Maryland's Changing Hydrology 
For more info and to register: For more info and to register click here. 
 NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office: Oysters in the Chesapeake  Environmental Concern and MAMI: Why Natives?  
 For more info and to register:  For more info and to register:
 Ladew Gardens: Monarch Butterfly Workshops
 For more information and to register:
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Maryland Green Centers
When is the last time you said "Hello!" to your local Green Center? Green Centers have resources for your school like materials, offering professional development, programming, and the list goes on! Here is our list of all our MD Green Centers (along with contact information).  


 Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: 

June 2017

In This Issue

2016-2017 Maryland Green Schools
2016-2017 Maryland Green Centers
Youth Summit Recap
Tip of the Month: Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Grant Opportunities

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Tip of the Month: Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

1. Keep your floors clean by daily mopping. You can skip the soaps and cleaners and just use plain water to capture any lingering dust or allergens. 

2. Put a large floor mat at every door.People track in all sorts of chemicals via the dirt on their shoes. 

3. You may associate that lemony or piney scent with a clean kitchen or clean clothes.But synthetic fragrances in laundry products and air fresheners emit dozens of different chemicals into the air. 

4.Increasing the amount of fresh air brought indoors helps reduce pollutants inside. When weather permits, open windows and doors, or run an air conditioner with the vent control open. 

Thanks to and for the tips! 

Green Leaders Needed
Do you have experience putting together a green school application? Are you interested in assisting a school or more with Sustainable Schools activities or helping a school build a green team?  Sign-up to be a Green Leader! Explore the Green Leader Page here.  Email for more information. 


For the past few years, MAEOE has teamed with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to offer additional recognition and support to all Maryland Green Schools. As a result of your achievements, your school is automatically eligible be considered for awards through NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program, which places you in the top tier of green schools both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in Eco-Schools USA and would like to participate in this free program, please contact Holly Shields at for more details.

Congrats to William Tyler Page Elementary School and John Poole Middle School for being the 2017 Maryland Green Ribbon Schools Award winners!

Grant Opportunities 

GreenWorks Grants: Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into your curriculum or youth programs. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017. Funding will be distributed in December 2017.

Captain Planet Foundation:The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and MUST have all four of the following to be considered for funding: Be project-based; Projects must be performed by youth; Projects must have real environmental outcomes; Be based in the United States. Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to: Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth; Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017.

Green Thumb Challenge:  
It's that time of year again! GEF and Gardener’s Supply Company have teamed up on an exciting funding opportunity for established youth garden projects nationwide! The organizations are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $250 prize. The award is designed to support the continued sustainability of an exceptional youth garden program that has demonstrated success, and has impacted the lives of kids and their community.The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017.

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 Address: 10015 Old Columbia Road
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Columbia, MD 21046

Laura Collard
Executive Director

Christina Gladmon
Associate Director

Kim Drake
Administrative Associate

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