The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is committed to enhancing the natural resources stewardship ethic of all Maryland citizens. That is why we offer a variety of services for K-12 students, teachers, and other Maryland residents:

  • Our professional development opportunities for teachers provide them with cutting-edge scientific information and teacher-tested lesson plans.
  • Many of the educator materials and services are free or low-cost.
  • Educational literature and workshops for adults help all Maryland citizens improve the environment in which they live.
  • Our summer camps and special events teach youth about the environment and what they can do to protect it.

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Combines Technology with Community Education!

Storm drain stenciling is an ideal service learning activity that can be organized and led by students. Maryland DNR provides stencils, a how-to video, and a free smart phone app to ‘map’ stenciled storm drains in Maryland. Participants provide paint and manpower. Beat the spring rush and get your project on the fall calendar!

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Upcoming Events


Project & Location


January 17th

Project WILD, Project WET, and Project Learning Tree Facilitator Workshop

Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Are you interested in leading your own Project WILD, Project WET and/or Project Learning Tree workshops to train other educators? To become a volunteer Maryland facilitator, you must have participated in the 6 hour educator workshop for each of the projects in which you want to become a facilitator. Verification will be required, and a pre-workshop "homework" assignment will be given. You may be certified in one, two or three of the available workshops.

Please be sure to bring your books to the training and bring your own lunch. Snacks and materials will be provided. For more information on roles of a facilitator, click here.

Fee: FREE!

Audience: Anyone who has taken the educator training workshop and would like to learn how to facilitate their own educator workshops. Please note this is a volunteer position.

To register: Click here to fill out the registration form.
Please note, registration will be closed on January 10th.


One Species:
Two Exciting Programs

Environmental Literacy

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  • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!


  • Cindy Etgen
    Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
    MD Department of Natural Resources
    580 Taylor Ave., E-2
    Annapolis, MD 21401