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Volunteers Needed to Teach Students about the Chesapeake Bay and Natural Resources

Workshops August 2 and 9

TEAM Volunteer

Annapolis, Md. (June 26, 2012) - Adults interested in educating elementary and middle school students about the Chesapeake Bay, its marine life, and other natural resource issues are invited to become a part of TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland).

Established by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in 1998, TEAM now reaches more than 6,500 students annually in public and private schools across the State. TEAM currently offers schools free classroom programs on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, streams, oysters and oyster reefs, horseshoe crabs, and Bay waterman.

Volunteers should be outgoing, have a strong desire to protect the Bay and enjoy working with children (grades 3 to 8). No prior teaching experience is necessary. Volunteers must commit to participating in at least four programs at any school over the period of a school year.

The next workshops will be held on August 2 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center, located at 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, Md. Both days are required. Participants should to bring their own lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

To register for a workshop, volunteers should contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us. Schools can get more information on this free program and request a TEAM teacher in their classroom at dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.


   June 26, 2012

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

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million 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 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. 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