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Education

Whether you are a parent, educator, and/or outdoor enthusiast, we provide an assortment of free and low cost programs to connect people to the outdoors!

Below is a list of links to educational resources designed for all ages!

LEARN - Links to Text Below
EXPLORE - Links to Text Below
RESOURCES - Links to Text Below

LEARN

Professional Development

  • Growing Up WILD- over 27 hands-on activities to teach kids aged 3-7 about nature; aligned with education standards and suitable for all early childhood educators (3 hour workshop)
  • Flying WILD - bird education curriculum supplement for upper elementary-middle school (3 hour workshop)
  • Project WILD - over 100 hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to teach K-12 students about wildlife and conservation; aligned with education standards and suitable for all adults (6 hour workshop)
  • Additional DNR professional development programs

Other Programs



EXPLORE

Places to Go

  • Maryland Natural Areas - 31 exceptional sites to visit; sites feature unique ecological features such as abundance of rare species or special geology
  • Wildlife Management Areas 48 areas open to the public and designed for wildlife conservation

Outdoor Activities



RESOURCES

  • Maryland Hunting Guide online guide to hunting regulationsPhoto of contents of Furbearer Education Trunck
  • Maryland Wildlife Lists find out what animals lives in MD
  • Wild Acres - backyard wildlife habitat resource for Maryland; learn about native wildlife and what to plant to attract them
  • Education Trunks - bring the outside into your classroom with these free hands-on, interdisciplinary teaching tools, which contain artifacts and activities to learn about wildlife

For Additional Information, Contact:

Patricia Handy
E-mail: patricia.handy@maryland.gov
Phone: 410-260-8537
Toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-620-8DNR, Ext. 8537