CBNERR-MD is committed to providing special opportunities for students and their teachers and families to meet the Environmental Literacy Graduation Requirement! Multiple exposure and experiences in nature have been shown to have a profound effect on improving environmental literacy. Our component sites offer several ways to have meaningful experiences in the outdoors.
In 2011, Maryland became the first state in the Nation to require students to be environmentally literate as a high school graduation requirement. The requirement does not call for a specific environmental course for students; instead, each local school system will shape its own environmental education program, but the program must align with Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum Standards. There are eight state standards: Environmental Issues; Interactions of Earth's Systems; Flow of Matter and Energy; Populations, Communities and Ecosystems; Humans and Natural Resources; Environment and Health; Environment and Society; Sustainability.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)