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Media Alert: U.S. Department Of Education's Green Strides Tour Concludes In Maryland On Wednesday

Three Exemplary Schools On Itinerary

For Immediate Release                                                        Contact: William Reinhard, 410.767.0486

Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2014)

Senior federal officials will join State and local leaders tomorrow at schools in Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery Counties, as the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Strides “Healthy Schools-High Achieving Students” Tour concludes with a visit to Maryland. 

The tour stops will focus on the three pillars of the Green Ribbon Schools program: conservation of energy and water, healthy schools and grounds, and environmental literacy and sustainability.  Officials speak with educators and students, as well as tour facilities.

Senior officials from the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will join U.S. Department of Education staff on the visits.

Who: Federal officials
          State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery (at the Dunloggin Visit)

What: Second Annual U.S. Department of Education “Green Strides” Tour

When: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, October 8

Where: 9:30 a.m. – Folger McKinsey Elementary School, 175 Beach Road, Severna Park, MD

            11:30 a.m. – Dunloggin Middle School, 9129 Northfield Road, Ellicott City, MD

            1 p.m. – Listening Session at Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD

            3 p.m. – Francis Scott Key Middle School, 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD