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Media Alert: Maryland Teachers To Explore Environmental Issues Of The Chesapeake Bay

Five-Day Workshop Targets Skills For All Learners, Including Gifted And Talented Students

For Immediate Release                      Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (June 18, 2014)

Twenty Maryland teachers will learn about the issues of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and how to take that knowledge back to their classrooms in a special workshop set for next week.  The workshop will take place at the University of Maryland Environmental Center at Horn Point in Cambridge where teachers will study environmental problems facing the Chesapeake Bay watershed and conduct research in collaboration with Horn Point scientists.  Issues for investigation and research include land use and its effect on water quality, sea level rise, invasive species, and oyster restoration.

The “Investigating and Evaluating Issues and Actions for Gifted Students” workshop will provide teachers with and environmental research model and information they can use in their classroom settings benefitting all students, helping them to tackle environmental issues in their local communities.  Teachers will be introduced to the goals and outcomes of gifted and talented education and differentiation for gifted students.

The five-day residential program is a partnership of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Maryland State Department of Education, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point Laboratory, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office.

WHO:  Maryland Educators

WHAT:  Investigation and Evaluating Environmental Issues for Gifted Students Workshop

WHEN:  8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
              Monday, June 23 to Friday, June 27

WHERE:  University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
                Horn Point Laboratory
                2020 Horn’s Point Road
                Cambridge, MD  21613

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