Environmental Education and Outreach
Educate yourself and learn more about school, home and community programs on reducing environment and water pollution.
Environment at School
Baltimore County is a leader in Maryland's Green School award program. The Maryland Green School Awards Program is a holistic, integrated approach that incorporates local environmental issue investigation with environmental best management practices and community stewardship.
The Maryland Green School Award recognizes schools and nature centers in Baltimore County and throughout the State that use nature as a context for learning. A Maryland Green School application is prepared by school staff, students, parents, and community partners and documents the school's accomplishments. Awards are non-competitive and highlight activities over a two year period. A short reapplication every four years will maintain a school's Green School status. Applications are accepted each Spring.
Maryland Green School and Green Center Resources
Resources are available for helping to complete the application process and for implementing projects:
- Baltimore County Public Schools provide assistance from their Office of Science.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources program offers a one-to-one match of free trees and Environmental Protection and Sustainability will provide free delivery
- Irvine Nature Center, Pearlstone Center, Marshy Point Nature Center, Blue Water Baltimore, and Green Centers provide outdoor education and technical support for Baltimore County's Green Schools and the community.
Maryland Green Centers
Students raising a
Green School Flag.
Maryland Green Centers model environmental best management practices, provide environmental programs for the community, and help schools engage in site-based environmental education and work towards a Maryland Green School recognition. The Maryland Green Center recognition is a component of the Maryland Green School Award Program and is sponsored by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
Baltimore County continues to have one of Maryland's strongest Green School representation. View the current list of Green Schools and Centers (PDF).
Environment at Home and Community
Citizens are eager to become part of the Bay restoration effort. We all want to reduce pollution and enhance our properties in ways that benefit the Chesapeake Bay. We make choices everyday that effect our environment and local waterways. Join with Baltimore County to learn more about becoming stewards of our watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay.
Revised August 3, 2015