Resources for Educators

​​This is a list of resources that Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers for educators. They include student activities, in-class presentations, educator professional development opportunities, and outdoor education opportunities for people of all ages. If you have any questions, please contact:

Cindy Etgen 
Tawes State Office Building, E2 
580 Taylor Ave. 
Annapolis, MD  21401 
Phone: 410-260-8716 
E-mail: cindy.etgen@maryland.gov​

  
  
  
Key Goal of Program​
collapse Category : Chesapeake Bay ‎(1)
Eyes on the BayMark Trice 410-260-8649Grades 8 - Adult
View real-time data on Chesapeake Bay conditions. Includes lesson plans to support use of the website.
collapse Category : Fisheries ‎(1)
Hooked on FishingCindy Etgen 410-260-8716Ages 8-15
Teach fishing & conservation ethic
collapse Category : Forestry ‎(4)
Arbor Day CurriculumEducators, 3rd graders
Curriculum
Project Learning Tree410-822-4903Educators
Understanding of forestry concepts.
School Forests410-260-8589K-12
Establish school forests for study & environmental benefit
TREE-Mendous MarylandAnne Gilbert 410-260-8510Adults
Tree planting skills
collapse Category : Geology ‎(1)
Maryland GeologyDale Shelton 410-554-5505K-12
Teaching of the wonderful and varied geology of Maryland.
collapse Category : Hunter & Boater Safety ‎(2)
Boater Safety EducationAll Ages
​Environmentally responsible boating behavior
Hunter Safety EducationAll Ages
Safe hunting behavior - required by law
collapse Category : Other ‎(2)
EnvirothonStacy Epperson 410-260-87759-12
Trains high school students in forestry, wildlife and aquatics issues.
Natural Resources MagazineStephen Schatz 410-260-8004All Ages
Information about DNR’s various programs, hot topics, calendar of events, DNR @ Work, and a Natural Education
collapse Category : State Parks ‎(4)
Junior RangersK-12 (ages 7-14)
Understanding & appreciation of natural resources at State Parks.
Leave No TraceAll Ages
Teaches stewardship and outdoor ethics through minimum impact recreation.
Park Naturalist ProgramsK-12 Adult
Understanding & appreciation of natural resources at State Parks.
Scales & TalesK-12, Adult
Understanding & appreciation for wildlife and stewardship of natural resources
collapse Category : Watershed Education ‎(9)
Aquatic Resources Education​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716​Grades K-12, Educators, Non-profits
​Aquatic Education
Aquatic Resources Education Grants​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716Educators
​Promote aquatic resources projects in schools.
Be a Part of Something BIG​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716​Grades 3-8, Educators
​Provides educators and students the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences with water quality monitoring.
Check-Up​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716Grades 6-12, Educators
​Guide on how to assess the natural resource use in your school (waste, water, and energy).
Green Eggs and SandStacy Epperson 410-260-8775Grades 6-12
​Introduction to the biology, history, ecology, and management of horseshoe crabs. Hands-on activities.
Project WET​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716Educators
​Promote teaching of water-related issues.
Storm Drain Stenciling​Cindy Etgen 410-260-8716Educators
​Promote teaching of water-related issues.
Sunfish and StudentsStacy Epperson  410-260-8775Grades 4-12, Educators
Raise sunfish in the classroom and release.
Trout in the ClassroomCindy Etgen  410-260-8716K-12
Raise trout from eggs to fingerlings and then release them into a state-approved cold water stream or lake.
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Education TrunksKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Educators
Bring the outside into your classroom with these unique hands-on, interdisciplinary teaching tools.
Growing Up WILDKerry Wixted 410-260-8566Educators
Early childhood education program designed to teach children how to explore nature and learn about wildlife
Junior Hunter Certificate ProgramKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Youth
The Maryland DNR- Wildlife & Heritage Service will provide Junior Hunters (age 16 and under) with a free certificate commemorating their deer, turkey, or bear taken during the current hunting seasons
Junior Hunter DaysKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Ages 16 or younger
Safe hunting behavior.
Junior Hunter Field DaysKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Youth
Under the guidance of wildlife professionals, Junior Hunter Field Days provide safe, enjoyable, and hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about hunting, trapping and its important role in Maryland’s wildlife conservation. All equipment is provided.
Mentored Youth HuntsKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Youth
Maryland’s mentored youth hunts provides a positive hunting experience, educates parents/guardians how to be a good hunting mentor, and the youth as well as their parents/guardians are informed about what conservation groups are available for them to get involved with and how.
National Archery in the SchoolsKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Youth
Students are taught how modern archery equipment works, shooting techniques, steps to archery success, and how to improve their skills
National Hunting & Fishing DayKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Families, Adults & Children
The day’s activities are designed to get individuals and families outdoors and acquaint them with the areas unique natural resources, to promote traditional outdoor sports and conservation.
Project WILDKerry Wixted 410-260-8566Educators
Understanding of habitat, wildlife and conservation concepts.
Special Junior Hunter OpportunitiesKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Youth
Places where junior hunters get to hunt that no one else can
Wild AcresKerry Wixted 410-260-8566Adults
Promote creating backyard habitat.
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Becoming An Outdoors WomanKarina Stonesifer 301-777-2136Adults
Experience outdoors; learn recreational skills.
Master NaturalistPaula Becker (410) 260-8568 Volunteers
Participate in hands-on natural history classes and fieldwork for volunteer naturalists.