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www.maeoe.org
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Maryland Green Schools
Investigate environmental issues and take action
using the curriculum, school, and community sites


Model environmental best management
practices, also known as BMPs


Build community partnerships for stewardship
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Involves ALL grade levels
and ALL subject areas
Maryland Green Schools
Science
Mathematics
Reading
Social Studies
Art
Music
Creative and Descriptive Writing
Natural History
Health
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Why use the schoolyard, the school building,
and the neighborhood as a classroom?
Engages students


Increases success for all
students


Provides concrete learning
opportunities and authentic
experiences


Has health benefits like rise
in cognitive functioning and
a reduction in ADHD
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How to Get Started:
Contact NCEEC - your local Green Center!



Establish your schools Green Baseline by
making a list of all Green activities in a two year
range.

Set up a Weebly site online to capture your
information during the application process.
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The MD Green School Application
Summarize the schools actions over 2 years
Provide documentation

1. Systematic Sustainability
Environmental Issue Instruction
School Wide Behavior Changes
Professional Development
Celebration

2. Student Driven Best Management Practices
Pick 4 categories, show 2 activities in each category
Water Conservation/Pollution Prevention
Energy Conservation
Solid Waste Reduction
Habitat Restoration
Outdoor Structures for Learning
Responsible Transportation
Healthy School Environment

3. Community Partnerships, Awards & Special Recognition
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Systematic Sustainability
Environmental Issue Instruction School Wide Behavior Changes
Professional Development Celebration
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Student Driven BMPs
Water Conservation/
Water Pollution Prevention
Energy Conservation
Solid Waste Reduction
Habitat Restoration
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Student Driven BMPs
Structures for Environmental Learning
Responsible Transportation Healthy School Environment
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Community Partnerships
Awards & Special Recognition
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MD Green Schools
Allegany 0 Harford 21
Anne Arundel 71 Howard 52
Baltimore 32 Kent 0
Baltimore Co 69 Montgomery 68
Calvert 26 Prince Georges 20
Caroline 1 Queen Annes 6
Carroll 29 Somerset 1
Cecil 5 St. Marys 20
Charles 10 Talbot 1
Dorchester 0 Washington 10
Fredrick 7 Wicomico 3
Garrett 12 Worcester 3
MD Green Schools By County
Updated May 2014
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Seems like a lot of work.
What do we get for our efforts?
Statewide and local county/city recognition

Visibility as a model for other schools and for the local
neighborhood

An opportunity to tackle authentic, real world problems

Students see the impact of their actions leading to
measurable results

Demonstrated improvement on test scores

Free swag
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Maryland Green Schools
Without a
doubt.
kids are
interested!
Questions?
More information at www.maeoe.org
greenschools@maeoe.org
ablackburn@ccboe.com
temhoff@ccboe.com