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October 07, 2022

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Our Resource Library features a list of Spanish language resources for the classroom.


September 30, 2022

Maryland Congressional Delegation announces funding for Chesapeake Bay education programs

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — On Wednesday, The Maryland Congressional Delegation announced nearly $700,000 in federal funding to help students to learn about the significance of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in indoor and outdoor classroom settings.

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April 22, 2022

Maryland Green School Program Grows to 680 Schools

Maryland Green School Program Grows to 680 Schools

Students and Teachers Continue Sustainability Efforts Despite COVID-19 Challenges

34% of Maryland Schools Participating

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February 16, 2022

Black History Month

Black History is the story of black culture in America. Black History is American History.

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January 18, 2022

Youth Leadership at Maryland Green School

Check out the Maryland Matters article about youth leadership, what is motivating Javier Fuentes to lead the Green Team at his high school.

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October 29, 2021

Maryland Green Schools Progress Report

In 2020/21, the “Maryland Green Schools Act of 2019” provided funding to expand efforts to support schools toward sustainability. With this, MAEOE has a goal of supporting 50% of all schools in Maryland to become awarded Maryland Green Schools by 2026. Mandated external evaluation first-year quantitative assessment is now available.

Highlights include:

  • 42% of all public schools are participating in the program
  • Approximately 430,000 students attend a Maryland Green School; MD Green Schools provide opportunities that prepare students for future jobs, support environmental Literacy COMAR, and position students to take action to mitigate climate change today and in the future
  • 8 school districts have over 50% participations, 2 of those have achieved 100% (Calvert County and Queen Anne’s County)
  • Maryland Green Schools support local school district sustainability efforts


The evaluation is provided by J. Sickler Consulting.

Executive Summary

Full Report


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July 27, 2021

Think Sustainability. Chesapeake Family Learns About the Maryland Green Schools Program

Our Executive Director, Laura Johnson Collard, spoke with Chesapeake Family Life to answer the question “What is a Maryland Green School?” During the talk with Janet Jefferson, the two discussed the importance of Environmental Literacy and how Green Schools throughout Maryland are achieving that goal. You can listen to the interview with Chesapeake Family Life here https://www.chesapeakefamily.com/whats-a-maryland-green-school/

Chesapeake Family is the “#1 Family Publication in the Chesapeake Bay region covering Maryland and the Washington DC area.”


April 23, 2021

Earth Day 2021 Maryland Green Schools Announcements

MAEOE is pleased to announce the 2021 Maryland Green Schools honorees!

The number of Maryland Green Schools grew to 672 during the 2020/21 academic year, representing 36% of all schools in the state and an addition of 11 new schools. Of the 70 successful applications, 47 schools recertified their Maryland Green School status. 12 schools achieved “sustainable” Maryland Green Schools status

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April 16, 2021

Senator Mike Miller - Green Schools Legacy

Cecil Whig Letter to the Editor by Laura Collard, March 2021

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April 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility Symposium Wednesdays

MAEOE is holding a four-part Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, Accessibility Symposium Series on Wednesdays in April and May. There is no charge for this event. We hope that you will be able to attend all 4 symposium, but you can register for each date.

DEIJ Symposium; four-part series: Food Justice, Accessibility to Nature, Air Quality and Community Health, and Creating Safe & Welcoming Spaces Outdoors. Participants will discuss their work and personal experiences in a conversational style discussion.

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