News from the DNR Office of Communications

Volunteers Sought to Educate Maryland Students about the Chesapeake Bay and Environmental Issues

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 25, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers. “Our volunteers’ mission is to educate students about the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland environmental issues,” said TEAM DNR Coordinator Amy Henry.

Since its inception in 1998, TEAM DNR volunteers have delivered 1,000 classroom programs to more than 30,000 students in Maryland.

Volunteers should have an out-going personality and a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Currently, TEAM offers schools free classroom programs on the following topics:

  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Streams
  • Oyster Reefs
  • Horseshoe Crabs
  • Chesapeake Watermen

The next workshop will be held as follows:

  • Friday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All workshops will be held in the lobby conference room of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

To register for a workshop, contact Amy Henry at 410.260.8828 or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us. For more information about TEAM DNR, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.


   January 25, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009, is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 467,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries, and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic, and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov