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October Green School/Center Info Sessions

Join us for a FREE Info Session where we will highlight the mission of MAEOE, the purpose, and impacts of being a Maryland Green School, and review the application process. To sign up for an Info Session, click on the links below and you'll receive a Zoom link to join the session.

November Green Schools are Awesome! Training Course

This training has a registration fee: Member price: $40; Non-member price: $60

Mondays in November 11/1, 11/8, and 11/15 from 5:00 - 8:20 pm

Take a deep dive into environmental literacy in Maryland and learn how systemic sustainability, student-driven sustainability practices, and community partnerships are interconnected.

This course will prepare you for the Green School application process and is aligned with the NGSS, the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards, and the Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards

Attend all three sessions and complete five hours of asynchronous work to earn one MSDE credit.

This course is being offered in collaboration with the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center.

Register Now!

Email Mary Westlund at with questions about the Info Sessions and Training Course.

Need to replace your old MD Green School or Center flag?

New schools and centers will receive their first flag with their award during the Youth Summit in May or be delivered to their school if they cannot attend.

Current Maryland Green Schools and Centers can order replacement flags from MAEOE for $50 per flag. Flag dimensions are 3' x 5'.

Email for invoicing options.

Flags are also sold at the Youth Summit, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles and more!

Learn More About…

Green Schools Program

Participating schools empower youth to make changes to reduce environmental impact, encourage sustainability and foster environmental literacy.

Green Centers Program

Green Centers educate schools, teachers and parents about the Maryland Green School Program and guide them through the application process.

MAEOE Annual Youth Summit

The annual MAEOE Youth Summit is where teachers and students discover programs and resources for their schools and it is a day of celebration for new and recertifying Green Schools and Green Centers

Green Leaders

Green Leaders act as MAEOE's ambassadors and navigators for the Maryland Green Schools program.

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