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June 01, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan Congratulates Students at Green Schools Youth Summit

Governor Larry Hogan today attended the 9th Annual Maryland Green Schools Youth Summit, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, where he greeted more than 2,750 students and educators from across the state. See the full article here.

April 20, 2018

Maryland Green School Program grows to 621 schools, 27% of all Maryland schools!

Maryland Green School Program grows to 618 schools, 27% of all Maryland schools!

By Laura Johnson Collard April 20, 2018

Columbia, MD – The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announces 2017/18 numbers for its flagship program, Maryland Green Schools. This Earth Day we celebrate 618 Maryland Green Schools, 27% of all Maryland schools. 144 successful applications were submitted, including 83 schools recertifying their Green School status. We welcome 52 new Maryland Green Schools! Nine schools have achieved sustainable Maryland Green Schools status, they have participated in the program for 14 years. 

“These schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools.  Our students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and developing a better understanding of their own local environment,” says Laura Johnson Collard, Executive Director, MAEOE.

The program encourages educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase the students’ awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that have an impact on public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education environmental literacy graduation requirements.

MAEOE will hold the award Celebration at its 8th Annual Maryland Green School Youth Summit, May 31 at Sandy Point State Park. 

We congratulate all of the schools that have participated this year! For more information about the Maryland Green Schools program visit

About MAEOE: MAEOE is a non-profit organization. MAEOEs mission is to encourage, engage and empower the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. MAEOEs Maryland Green School program began in 1999. For a complete listing of Green Schools and Green Centers visit . 

For More Information Contact: Laura Johnson Collard (410) 290-6226

Click here to see a list of the 2017-2018 MAEOE MD Green Scool Awardees: Green Schools For 2017 2018

February 20, 2018

Welcome Winter: A MAEOE Newsletter

Extra! Extra! The February newsletter is now available. 

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February 12, 2018

The Washington Post: Going green for little kids means dressing in the dark, turning off the iPad

Check out The Washington Post news article about MAEOE, Green Schools, and Environmental literacy! 

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December 22, 2017

MAEOE End of Year Challenge! A chance to increase any gift by $100

Help the MAEOE Endowment grow: anonymous donor will add $100 to your pledge before December 31, 2017!

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November 15, 2017

MAEOE November Newsetter

The MAEOE fall newsletter is now available. 

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November 10, 2017

MAEOE Conference Registration is Open!

Expand Your Influence! Empowering Action for the Environment: 33rd MAEOE Conference Registration is open! 

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September 29, 2017

Wicomico County School Garden

Students, families and staff of Willards Elementary School are learning and growing through the new school garden. They became a certified MAEOE MD Green School during the 2016-2017 school year! 

September 07, 2017

Back to School MAEOE Newsletter

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fall MEOE Newsletter was published!  

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May 22, 2017

MAEOE 2018 Conference: Request for Proposals Now Open!

In February 2018, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education will bring together educators, resource personnel, scientists and researchers together to share experiences and ideas. Now is your chance to be part of the annual conference! Do you have great ideas, lesson plans, or favorite STEAM and/or NGSS activities you want to share? Do you have knowledge to share on Environmental Education topics? Why not summit a proposal to present? Learn about the RFP process here! RFP closes August 1st. 

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