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DNR Seeks Volunteers to Teach Students about the Chesapeake Bay

Elementary students observing  a young horseshoe crab during a TEAM Horseshoe Crab program at their school.

Annapolis, Md. (January 19, 2012) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers.

“Our volunteers’ mission is to educate students about the Chesapeake Bay, its marine life and other Maryland environmental issues,” said Amy Henry, TEAM DNR coordinator. “TEAM reaches more than 6,000 students in public and private schools each year.”

Volunteers should have an outgoing personality, a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay and  enjoy working with children. No prior teaching experience is necessary. TEAM offers schools-free classroom programs on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, horseshoe crabs, oyster reefs, Chesapeake watermen and streams.

Participants are asked to attend both of the following sessions as part of their training:

•  Friday, February 24 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
•  Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Workshops will be held at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, Maryland.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided.

To register for the workshop, contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us. For more information about TEAM DNR visit dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.


   January 19, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov