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Programs > Environmental Programs
Maryland Service Learning and the Environment

 Environment & Service Learning Project Ideas

All Maryland students participate in service learning as a part of the regular curriculum. These projects were chosen to illustrate environmentally-related service learning projects. Currently, over 60% of Maryland service learning projects relate to the environment.


For further information on service learning, see the MSDE
Service Learning Homepage.


Sherry Unger Award Winners

Service-Learning through Environmental Education
St. Michaels Elementary School Service-Learning Environmental Club,

St. Michaels Elementary School, Talbot County Public Schools, Katie Douglas


Marvelous Meadow Project
Oakville Elementary School, St. Mary’s County, Renee Reining


Chesapeake Connections Environmental Outreach Program
Don Sholl,
Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Anne Arundel County


Reforestation Project
Renee Reining, Oakville Elementary School, St. Mary's County, 301-373-4365


Rain Garden, Margaret Paul, Towson High School, Baltimore County (Mar 2004)


The Bayscape Garden, Pamela Pennington-Schau, John Hanson Middle School, Charles County (Dec 2003)


Wood Duck Nesting Boxes, Darryl C. Calloway, Sudlersville Middle School,

Queen Anne's County (Aug 2003)


Environmental Clean-up Day, Amy R. Pike, Special Emphasis Teacher, and Thelma C. Smith, Principal, Gaithersburg Middle School, Montgomery County (Mar 2002)


Schoolyard Habitat Genesis, Rob Cooper, Dorchester County (May 2001)


Bringing Back the Eastern Oyster, by Erin Strickland Woodrow (ANSERC), with students from Calvert County Public Schools (March 2001)


Nature Trail, Reginald Canaday, Cherry Hill Middle School, Cecil County (Oct 2000)


Fellows Environmental Service-Learning Projects Descriptions


A K-5 Service Learning Sequence

Bay Grasses in Classes

Beautify Cumberland Day

Bluebird Trail

Butterfly Garden

Collecting Data for the Baltimore Ecosystem Studies

Earth Day School Beautification Activities


Grasses in Classes II

Oyster Restoration


Storm Drain Stenciling

Stream Clean-Up

Contact Information
Gary Hedges, Division of Instruction Science Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0323
Email:  ghedges@msde.state.md.us
Julie Ayers, Service Learning Coordinator
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0653
Email:  JAyers@msde.state.md.us
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