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  • 1. loisgreencity  |  April 2, 2007 at 12:37 am

    School is first to go ‘green’ in md– Baltimore Sun 3/26/07 article

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.green26mar26,0,3305605.story

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  • 2. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Smart Consumers: An Educator’s Guide to Exploring Consumer Issues and the Environment

    available at: http://www.newdream.org/cnad/store/index.php?config%5Br26%5D%5Baction%5D=Select%20Product&config%5Br26%5D%5Binstance_uid%5D=118

    The Guide is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide that helps middle school students learn more about how their consumer choices affect the environment and how they can make a difference by buying differently.

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  • 3. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Environmental Law Program

    U of Maryland School of Law, 500 W Baltimore Street

    This nationally acclaimed program draws on the university’s extensive expertise in law, science, ethics, and economics to provide students with comprehensive preparation to tackle the complex and interdisciplinary challenges of environmental policy.

    http://www.law.umaryland.edu/specialty/environment/index.asp

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  • 4. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Living Classrooms Foundation

    A non-profit organization, operated for the benefit of the community at large, providing hands-on education and job skills training for students from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth.

    The Foundation uses maritime settings, community revitalization projects and other challenging learning environments, and a low staff to student ratio.

    802 South Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    410-­685-­0295

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org

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  • 5. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Green School of Baltimore

    Baltimore City elementary charter school which uses the school’s surroundings and community as the context for reading, math, science, and social studies.

    http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/charter_schools/docs/GreenSch.htm

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  • 6. loisgreencity  |  April 4, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Green schools award program in MD:

    Applications for 2007 awards available online: http://www.maeoe.org/docs/GSapplication07.doc.
    Postmark deadline April 17.

    Recognizes Maryland schools that include environmental education in the curricula, model best management practices at the school and address community environmental issues.

    http://www.maeoe.org/

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/education/greenschools.htm

    Previous “Green School Award” winners at:

    http://www.maeoe.org/greenschool/winners.html

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  • 7. loisgreencity  |  April 6, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Investigating how to make school both GREENER and MORE FUN?!

    These kids are on the case: and so will you!

    Join THE GREEN SQUAD!

    http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/intro/intro_1.asp

    (Really fun imaginative site promoting direct actions by kids to make their schools greener & healthier-bound to make a difference–project of the National Resources Defense Council.)

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  • 8. loisgreencity  |  April 7, 2007 at 10:28 am

    National Environmental Contests/ Awards for Kids throughout the year: see listings

    http://www.earth911.org/master.asp?s=kids&a=kids/links/national_contests.asp

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  • 9. loisgreencity  |  April 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    The Bay Grasses in Classes Program

    Interactive education project that allows students to have a direct role in Chesapeake Bay restoration. Provides teachers with the resources needed to grow bay grasses in classrooms; at end of project students transplant their grasses in select areas of the Chesapeake Bay.

    For more info:

    http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/bay/sav/bgic

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  • 10. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Center of Marine Biotechnology (COMB)

    A Research Center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute – in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

    Suite 236, Columbus Center
    701 East Pratt Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    (410) 234 8800

    An internationally recognized research laboratory devoted to applying the tools of modern biology and biotechnology to study, protect and enhance marine and estuarine resources.

    http://www.umbi.umd.edu/%7Ecomb/welcome/welcome.html

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  • 11. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center

    The Mission of the Center is to conduct research congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries and to prepare students for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation’s living marine resources.

    Contact us at:

    Department of Natural Sciences
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Princess Anne, MD 21853

    Ph: (410) 651-6023

    http://www.umes.edu/lmrcsc/

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  • 12. loisgreencity  |  April 12, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Sci Tech Programs for Kids–

    At the Inner Harbor, through the Columbus Center of Marine Biotechnology

    Includes Student Lab Programs for Kids Grades 6-12, and the “Looking at Chesapeake Bay” Program for Kids Grades 3-5

    Student lab programs offers hands-on programming to kids based on current day research in a real lab setting within the Columbus Center.

    Made possible through the U of MD Biotechnology Institute in partnership with the Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program.

    For more info:

    http://www.umbi.umd.edu/%7Escitech/overview.html

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  • 13. dougretzler  |  April 15, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Baltimore Algebra Project
    The Baltimore Algebra Project seeks to foster an environment where students can possess the mathematics skills necessary to desire, demand, and successfully complete a college preparatory curriculum in high school; opening the gateway to opportunities and choices of careers in mathematics and technical fields.
    1523 Lakeside Ave
    410-243-4969

    http://www.algebra.org/Baltimore.html

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  • 14. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Environmental Justice Partnership

    The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Staff and Faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) partner with Community Organizations, Advocates and leaders from East Baltimore (EJ Community Board) to address public health problems that impact East Baltimore residents.

    Through this partnership, researchers and community activists seek to educate East Baltimore residents with regard to these problems, advocate for environmental justice, and represent the East Baltimore community’s interests to governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private organizations.

    http://commprojects.jhsph.edu/research/map/default.cfm?project_id=7337&gf_id=972&city_id=1413

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  • 15. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:34 am

    Maryland Institute College of Art

    Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest fully accredited, degree-granting college of art in the country. IIs undergraduate and graduate programs have consistently been ranked among the nation’s top programs in visual arts and design.

    http://www.mica.edu/PROGRAMS/index.cfm?id=2

    Masters Program in Community Arts- this MICA program provides a unique credential for visual artists who wish to pursue a career in art-based youth and community development. Graduates emerge with insights, skills, and experience that enable them to be effective community arts professionals.

    http://www.mica.edu/PROGRAMS/ma/community_arts/index.cfm?id=380

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  • 16. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:39 am

    University of Baltimore

    http://www.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=20

    Part of the University System of Maryland. Includes the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, Merrick School of Business, and School of Law. Located in the heart of the city’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, Baltimore’s most creative and energetic community.

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  • 17. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:47 am

    UMBC – a member of the University System of Maryland.

    http://www.umbc.edu/

    UMBC combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. You’ll find students—inspired by and often working alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields—thinking about the hard questions of society, science and creative expression, and then moving beyond the classroom to make a difference. The Carnegie Foundation ranks UMBC in the category of Research Universities with high research activity.

    Offers an undergrad program in Geography & Environmental Systems and a grad concentration in Environmental & Biostatistics.

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  • 18. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:53 am

    Loyola College im Maryland

    http://www.loyola.edu/

    4501 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21210-2699

    A Jesuit Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the College will inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world.

    Center for Community Service and Justice – engages students and the broader Loyola College community in education through service for a just and equitable world. Committed to collaboration with community partners and to involvement with people who are marginalized, especially those who are materially poor.

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  • 19. loisgreencity  |  April 28, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Johns Hopkins University

    http://www.jhu.edu/

    Since 1876 a leader, in both teaching and research. The School of Medicine is one of the best anywhere, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health is renowned for contributions worldwide to preventive medicine and the health of large populations. The other divisions, though smaller — by design — than similar schools in other institutions, include eminent scholars and numerous highly ranked departments.

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  • 20. greencitybaltimore  |  April 28, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Towson University

    http://wwwnew.towson.edu/

    TU is recognized among the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, its beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources.

    Offers degree programs in Environmental Science (B.A./B.S. and M.S. programs).

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  • 21. greencitybaltimore  |  April 28, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)

    http://www.bccc.edu/8873021151035/site/default.asp

    Academics at BCCC comprises a variety of student-centered learning options that meet the diverse needs of the community. Your academic and career success is a primary objective of everyone here. BCCC offers 30 Associate degree and 27 Certificate programs in technology, business, engineering, health care, hospitality, teacher education and other fields, enabling you to transfer to a four-year college or university, or get retraining at work.

    Includes a Biotechnology Degree program which prepares students for employment in chemical, medical, or scientific labs and/or aquariums and zoos. On-the-job experiences are often available. The Biotechnology Program includes a state-of-the-art technical research experience provided by the University of Maryland Center for Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

    http://www.bccc.edu/8873832164145/site/default.asp

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  • 22. loisgreencity  |  May 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Listing of Baltimore College & Graduate Environmental Educational programs from Enviroeducation.com :

    http://www.enviroeducation.com/cities/baltimore-environmental-schools-programs.html

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  • 23. loisgreencity  |  May 7, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    University of Maryland
    College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
    Symons Hall, Rm. 2200
    College Park, MD 20742
    Ph. (301) 405-1293

    The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland is a world-class academic unit specializing in the broad issues of the economics of agricultural, environmental and natural resources. The Department is comprised of approximately 25 faculty, 60 graduate students and 60 undergraduate students.

    http://www.arec.umd.edu/

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  • 24. loisgreencity  |  May 9, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    PARTNERS IN EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM (NEW)

    Deadline: May 25

    The Partners in Arts Education Grant Programs goals include improving teaching and learning in the arts by advancing high-quality, sustainable partnerships between community-based arts education organizations and public schools in specific geographic areas; Baltimore being amongst those selected. In 2007, the project will: Award grants of up to $20,000 to support exemplary CSA-public school partnerships during the 2007/2008 school year. The application deadline is May 25, 2007. Distribute Profiles in Excellence, case studies of exemplary arts education partnerships, and present a two-day arts education partnership training in conjunction with the 2007 Conference for Community Arts Education in Los Angeles, CA, November 9 & 10.

    Grant application guidelines are available at http://www.nationalguild.org/programs/partners.htm

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  • 25. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future (CLF):

    http://www.jhsph.edu/clf/index.html

    Within CLF’s program areas — farming, eating and living for our future — we are engaged in three principle activities: research, educational outreach, and community action. All of our work is driven by the concept that diet, health, food production, the environment, population and equity are all elements of a single complex system, illustrated here in the CLF Concept Model. Change to one element invariably affects the others, sometimes in unpredictable ways.

    For programs in these 3 distinct areas, go to:

    http://www.jhsph.edu/clf/programs/

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  • 26. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    The Edible Schoolyard, started by local food pioneer Alice Waters, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, engages 950 public school students in a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom. Using food as a unifying concept, students learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious seasonal produce. The model for school and community gardens nationwide.

    Other school garden resources at:

    http://www.jhsph.edu/clf/programs/eating/eating_sub/res_gardens.html

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  • 27. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    The Greening of Johns Hopkins

    http://www.jhu.edu/~recycle/greening.htm

    Site describes Hopkins’ Greening Initiative, directed at reducing the negative effects of The Johns Hopkins Institutions on the environment, and implementing change and increase the scope of positive practices which are ongoing at Johns Hopkins.

    Next meeting of the ad hoc greening committee is set for June 4, at 8:30 a.m. in Mattin Room 160. All are welcome!

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  • 28. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future website:

    http://www.ulsf.org/

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  • 29. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    Goucher College

    http://www.goucher.edu/

    1021 Dulaney Valley Road
    Baltimore, Maryland 21204

    410.337.6000

    Offers Environmental Studies Minor; Historic Preservation Certificate (Masters Program); and various others of interest

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  • 30. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Wednesday, May 23 is Goucher’s second Spring into Service Day

    http://www.goucher.edu/x16902.xml

    when buses will circulate between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and shuttle students between Pearlstone Student Center and the intersection of Guilford Avenue and 23rd Street, near Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School.

    Downtown, students will clean up a community vegetable garden, plant a flower garden, and help paint a mural designed by the students at Dallas Nicholas.

    Participants will receive refreshments and goodie bags.

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  • 31. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Morgan State University

    http://www.morgan.edu/about-msu/

    1700 East Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, Maryland 21251

    443.885.3333

    For over 130 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Throughout its history, Morgan has served the community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse society. Its designation as Maryland’s Public Urban University assures that Morgan will continue to play a prominent role in Maryland’s education future.

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  • 32. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Environmental Education Program at Morgan State University Estuarine Research Center

    10545 Mackall Road
    St. Leonard, Maryland 20685

    http://jewel.morgan.edu/~erc/guide.html

    Dedicated to conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and the surrounding watershed. The program’s goal is to achieve these criteria through education and public awareness. We provide hands-on experience and active learning in both field and laboratory settings to advance community interests in the environmental field.

    Groups are welcome to visit the ERC facility. Visit us!

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  • 33. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Morgan State University’s RCMI Biomedical Research Center

    http://jewel.morgan.edu/~rcmi/bmrc.html

    This center has been established by means of a $10 million award that the University has received from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resource (NIH/NCRR). It will extend over a five-year period. The Biomedical Research center is a multidisciplinary research center developed to continue enhancing the research capacity and capabilities at the institution.

    The program will consist of an infrastructure component (a research administrative unit), and an RCMI research component consisting of three Core Laboratories (Cellular and Molecular Biology Core, Histochemistry/Cytology Core, and Environmental Health/Toxicology Core

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  • 34. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Harford Community College

    401 Thomas Run Road
    Bel Air, MD 21015
    410-836-4000

    http://www.harford.edu/

    Provides high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services — including university transfer, career, developmental and continuing education programs — that promote professional competence, economic development, and improve the quality of the life in a multicultural community.

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  • 35. loisgreencity  |  May 14, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Green Harford Hall

    http://www.harford.edu/greenhcc/default.asp?FA=Harford

    Harford Community College’s gathering place for sharing information, ideas, and enthusiasm on campus environmental stewardship. Visit Green Harford Hall often to find updates, suggestions, and information on the campus-wide greening, or sustainability program.

    Green Harford Hall will serve as one method of involving the campus community in the Sustainability Program. This forum educates in the basic science of ecology, provides insights into sustainability strategies, and informs of operational and academic related initiatives. Articles from the campus community are encouraged and welcome.

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  • 36. loisgreencity  |  May 15, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Chesapeake Bay Program for Students

    Great resource website for students about the Chesapeake Bay:

    http://www.chesapeakebay.net/index_students.cfm

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  • 37. Holistic Massage Training Institute  |  May 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Holistic Massage Training Institute opened its doors in January 2000. The school was founded by Janine Cormier Fleming, who in addition to having a successful full-time massage practice, had been teaching massage workshops for 11 years.

    The school offers a 600- hour (12 or 18 month) massage therapy training which, once completed, will qualify the student to sit for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and become a certified massage therapist (if the applicant has accumulated at least 60 college credits) or registered massage practitioner (if the applicant does not have 60 college credits) in Maryland.

    For more info, call 410-243-4688 or visit us at http://www.holisticmassagetraining.org!!

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  • 38. loisgreencity  |  May 16, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Coppin State University

    http://www.coppin.edu/

    Coppin State University is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. An HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Coppin has a culturally rich history as an institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services. Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs. A fully accredited institution, Coppin serves Baltimore residents as well as students from around the world, with flexible course schedules that include convenient day, evening, and weekend classes and distance learning courses.

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  • 39. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Baltimore Ecosystem Study

    BES Conducts research on metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. The program integrates biological, physical, and social sciences.

    BES Core Education Team Members & Community Partners:

    http://www.beslter.org/frame5-page_1.html

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  • 40. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Garden Mosaics

    http://www.gardenmosaics.cornell.edu/pgs/aboutus/mainaboutus.htm

    Garden Mosaics is a multi-city and international science and education outreach program that connects youth (ages 10-18) and elders to investigate the mosaic of plants, people and cultures in gardens, to learn about science, and to act together to enhance their community.

    Baltimore is one of 12 US cities taking part in Garden Mosaics, including Allentown, Boston, Chicago, Greensboro, Ithaca, Philadelphia, Sacramento, St. Paul, and San Antonio. The program has also taken root internationally, most notably, in South Africa.

    Website features an interactive, international “i m science” database that focuses on community gardens, gardeners, neighorhoods & urban weeds. Anyone can contribute Action Projects, Gardener Stories, Neighorhood Exploration & Weed Watch information.

    Garden Mosaics Blog is at: http://gardenmosaics.blogspot.com/

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  • 41. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    Green Career Ladder

    Green Career Ladder represents a collaboration between Parks & People, the Washington Village Pigtown Neighborhood Planning Council and the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. It aims to introduce youth from the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood to career and education opportunities in environmental science and management.

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  • 42. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Urban Resources Initiative

    The Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is an innovative applied research program of Baltimore’s Parks and People Foundation that seeks to engage the resources of academic and research institutions to help underserved urban communities find practical, community-based solutions to urban parks and natural resource management issues in Baltimore.

    For current URI projects, including BRANCHES, Garden Mosaics, Green Career Ladder & Neighborhood Green Infrastructure, see:

    http://parksandpeople.org/programs_urban_init_currentprojects.html

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  • 43. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    BRANCHES (Building Resources and Nurturing Community Health & Environmental Stewardship)

    A youth park forestry pilot project of the Baltimore City Dept of Education and the Parks & People Foundation. Provides training and summer jobs to economically disadvantaged high schoolers & college youth in tree care-related fields.

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  • 44. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    Kids Grow – Parks & People enviro education program

    http://www.parksandpeople.org/programs_motivating_kidsgrow.html

    This program is currently being implemented at the Franklin Square, William Paca and Walter P. Carter Elementary Schools. Through afterschool and summer camp experiences, Kidsgrow teaches Baltimore City kids aged 7-13to appreciate their natural environment and to become community stewards through a curriculum developed by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.

    Parks & People Foundation is looking to collaborate with other community, school and civic organizations to establish a KidsGrow site.

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  • 45. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    The Crossroads School

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_crossroads.html

    The Crossroads School is a public, tuition-free charter middle school operated by Living Classrooms Foundation on its East Harbor Campus through a contract with the Baltimore City Public School System. The school, which opened its doors in September 2002, draws students from five East Baltimore elementary schools, and currently serves 150 students in 6th through 8th grades. These students come from poverty stricken neighborhoods, where each of the surrounding middle schools is on the “reconstitution eligible” list for schools that are in danger of being reorganized by the Maryland State Department of Education.

    The school prides itself on being a “school of choice” whereby students, families, and teachers choose to be a part of the Crossroads educational community. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math with a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach.

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  • 46. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Bay Buddies – a Living Classrooms summer enrichment program for students with special needs, ages 5-21

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_bay.html

    The primary goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to address outcomes and indicators in the Maryland State Department of Education’s Maryland Learning Outcomes and Alternate MSA in fun and positive learning environments.

    The program uses hands-on learning experiences while students explore Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to reinforce life skills measured by the Alt-MSA.

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  • 47. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Baltimore Urban Gardening With Students (BUGS) – a Living Classrooms afterschool & summer program

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_bugs.html

    The program’s primary goal is to empower and inspire inner-city children to develop academically, creatively, and socially. The BUGS program impacts the Johnston Square community, located in Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone.

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  • 48. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Center for Talented Youth –

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_talented.html

    Living Classrooms Foundation sponsors several advanced academic marine biology courses in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

    The program serves students from around the world in a six-week summer program in conjunction with Living Classrooms’ Shipboard Department and Weinberg Education Center.

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  • 49. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Girls’ Empowerment Mission (GEM) – a Living Classrooms Foundation program

    http://www.gemmaryland.org/

    A program to empower girls who attend Chesapeake High School, by providing opportunities and growth experiences which, in turn, will enable them to become independent, self-sufficient, and confident young women.

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  • 50. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    School Leadership in Urban Runoff Reduction Project (SLURRP) – a Living Classrooms Foundation Project

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_slurrp.html

    Aims to provide a sustainable and replicable project for urban schools that will help them attain a “Meaningful” Chesapeake Bay or Stream Outdoor Experience as defined by the Chesapeake Bay 2000 (C2K) Agreement. The learning experience is centered on the question, “What is stormwater runoff pollution, and how can we help prevent it?”

    To learn which schools are involved in the project, go to:
    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/slurrp/school.html

    Teacher resources available at: http://www.livingclassrooms.org/slurrp/teacher.html

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  • 51. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    O’ Brien Sailing Center –

    http://www.livingclassrooms.org/edu_obrien.html

    Gives hundreds of students each year the opportunity to learn how to sail while sharpening their academic and social skills. Students served from Living Classrooms’ summer programs and area schools.

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  • 52. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    The “New” Baltimore City Public Schools Directory

    http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/School_Info/SchoolNumSort.asp

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  • 53. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    Friends School of Baltimore

    Listed in 18th place in National Geographic’s “The Top 10 Green Schools Guide in the US” 2006 article based on

    • Green building principles followed
    • Geothermal heating and cooling
    • Teaching gardens

    For full article, see:

    http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/115/toptenschools

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  • 54. loisgreencity  |  May 17, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Baltimore County’s webpages about “Green Schools in Maryland” –

    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/kidszone/backyards.html

    http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/environment/education/ep_greenschool.html

    States that Baltimore County has the most Green Schools in the state.

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  • 55. loisgreencity  |  May 18, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Baltimore City College High School – the “Castle on the Hill”

    http://www.thebaltimorecitycollege.org/

    The Country’s third oldest high school. It was first opened in 1839 as an all male school. The home of the Knights is the “Castle on the Hill”; it was first opened in the spring of April 1928 and went co-ed in 1978. It became a historic landmark after being opened for 75 years. The “Castle” has gone through a couple of renovations, as recently as the 2005/2006 school year.

    At Baltimore City College students are able to take many different classes, and classes of varying difficulty. Students can gain college credit by taking AP classes, or by taking classes in “City’s” IB program. Students also challenge themselves with extra-curricular activities. “City’s” debate team has won numerous competitions and awards, and continues to be among the best in the city. The same can be said for the mock trial team, it continues to crush its rivals in the city and wins numerous competitions. The Knights also compete to be the best in the athletic realm.

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  • 56. dougretzler  |  May 29, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Student Environmental Education Sites
    Links to information, activities, and games for students interested in the environment.
    North American Association of Environmental Education

    http://eelink.net/studentenvironmentaleducationsites.html

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  • 57. loisgreencity  |  May 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Workforce Shortage Student Assistant Grants available in Maryland state:

    Available to help students pursue the careers of their choice and to help Maryland attract and retain qualified workers in fields that need employees. Available to current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution The program encompasses fields such as teaching, nursing, child care providers, and physical and occupational therapists.

    Deadline was initially June 1st but has been extended so long as funding for this program exists. For more info, call (410) 260-4500 or see:

    http://cummings.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=1999948186.6588.174&gen=1

    http://www.mhec.state.md.us/financialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_WSSAG.asp

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  • 58. loisgreencity  |  May 31, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Johns Hopkins offers online master´s degree in enviro planning and management starting this fall

    Fall May 30 article in Waste News can be found at:

    http://www.wastenews.com/headlines2.html?id=1180543013

    The program will feature 10 single-term courses, all offered online.

    The school will hold an online open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 27 to provide more information. Those interested in participating in the open house can visit http://www.epp.jhu.edu/environmental to reserve a place in the open house.

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  • 59. loisgreencity  |  June 1, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Van Jones reports back on his tesimony before Congress and of “Green Collar” Jobs Legislation Efforts underway in Congress–

    Van Jones, an award-winning human rights lawyer who recently spoke at an OSI-Baltimore Awards luncheon honoring its newest class of Community Fellows, reports back on his experience testifying before the U.S. Congress’s Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming in favor of Congresswoman Solis’ Clean Energy Jobs proposal.

    The proposed bill is to be introduced on July Fourth (”Energy Independence Day”), and will allocate $120 million to “clean energy” vocational training programs, nationally. They contemplate that this money would help 30,000 U.S. workers (and would-be workers) become “green-collar” workers in clean and green industries. Under the proposed leglslation, about $20 million would go specifically to help low-income people and those with barriers to employment.

    See: http://ellabakercenter.org/blog/?p=36
    http://www.ellabakercenter.org/blog/?p=37

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  • 60. dougretzler  |  June 19, 2007 at 2:20 am

    Healthy School Environments
    An E.P.A. program, HSE s designed to provide one-stop access to the many programs and resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues in schools. On-line resources help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.

    http://www.epa.gov/schools/

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  • 61. dougretzler  |  June 19, 2007 at 2:48 am

    Indoor Air Qualit Tools for Schools
    The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems.

    http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/

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  • 62. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    Healthy Sprouts Awards 2007- deadline Oct 15, 2007 (postmark date)

    http://www.kidsgardening.com/healthysprouts.asp

    Schools or organizations which plan to garden in 2008 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18 are eligible. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and nutrition and hunger issues in the United States.

    This year we will present awards to 20 schools or organizations. Each program will receive:

    -gift certificates towards the purchase of gardening materials from sponsoring company, Gardener’s Supply.

    The top 5 will each receive a certificate valued at $500; 15 more will each receive a $200 gift certificate

    -NGA’s Eat a Rainbow Kit, chock full of engaging taste education and nutrition lessons
    -25 packets of seeds
    -a literature package from NGA (includes The Little Book of Expert Tips, The Book of Tomatoes, The Book of Lettuce and Greens, Steps to a Bountiful Kids’ Garden, and the Growing Ideas quarterly newsletter)
    -NGA Supporter benefits for one year.

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  • 63. loisgreencity  |  June 22, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    View Grand Prize winning state-wide enviro contest photo by local Towson High schooler Tim Powers:

    http://www.mde.state.md.us/ResearchCenter/Publications/General/eMDE/vol3no1/contest_photo2.asp

    Photo was submitted to the 2007 “Green Focus Awards” contest by Maryland Department of the Environment and the Newton Marasco Foundation. Theme was: “Scenes of Wonder.”

    Other awesome winning photos by MD high-schoolers can be found online at

    http://www.mde.state.md.us/ResearchCenter/Publications/General/eMDE/vol3no1/contest.asp

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  • 64. loisgreencity  |  July 12, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Montgomery County Public Schools – Recycling/ Trash Resource Materials – “One World, One Chance – Recycle” – Integrated Learning Experience 2 – Fourth Grade

    In this learning experience, students complete a survey of the kinds of trash found at home. Students learn about sorting process for recycling required by the Montgomery County govt, then generate ways they and their families can reduce their volume of trash at home. Resource materials incl teacher background sheets, handouts, lyrics from videotapes, performance assessments, etc

    http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/grade4/Recycle_4_2.html

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  • 65. dougretzler  |  November 4, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    Art & Ecology: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Curriculum
    Art & Ecology is both a set of resources for teachers and an online exhibition of contemporary ecological art. Selected readings cover a range of books for students and teachers on a variety of environmental,social, and cultural issues and from different subject areas. Each of the main sections below investigates artistic orientations, artworks, and community and/or global issues along with historic, critical, and aesthetic dimensions of art education, ecology, and interdisciplinary approaches to developing comprehensive DBAE curricula.

    http://greenmuseum.org/c/aen/

    http://greenmuseum.org/generic_content.php?ct_id=135

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  • 66. dougretzler  |  November 24, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    Kids Recycle – Tools for Zero Waste Schools
    Waste Reduction strategies for K – 12 students and educators

    http://www.kidsrecycle.org/index.php

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  • 67. dougretzler  |  January 23, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Kid’s Gardening
    A youth gardening education and resource site produced by the National Gardening Association

    http://www.kidsgardening.com/

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