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Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) encourages, engages and empowers our community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. We promote environmental awareness by serving teachers, natural
resource managers, nature center staff and environmental program managers with training, conferences, publications, programs and other

This support of Maryland's environmental educators enables students to explore, investigate and act to improve the health of their schools and surroundings. In addition, meaningful change is the goal of MAEOE's collaboration with other environmental organizations to produce educational programs and promote environmental literacy throughout Maryland.

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Edgewater MD, 21037
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Gen:Thrive, a program of EcoRise, is a collaborative initiative that provides shared data and technology tools to accelerate sustainability and advance health, equity and climate resilience in K–12 schools.

Project Overview

EcoRise is partnering with the MAEOE & MELAN  to conduct a statewide and regional landscape analysis and needs assessment across all formal and informal programs that serve K-12 youth under the broad umbrella of “sustainability education”.

EcoRise will compile a resource directory Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and generate a robust Geographic Information System highlighting various community factors, such as climate risks, health, equity, and environmental pollutants. All findings will be shared with community leaders and local school districts to inform and advance K-12 environmental education, green schools and climate justice. The resource directory and GIS will be publicly available as a resource for identifying partners in environmental education, green careers, climate readiness and environmental justice.

Expected Outcomes

The information shared will allow us to build robust tools for public use, such as an interactive Dashboard and Program Directory, as well as a Climate, Equity, and Environmental Education Map. Additionally, EcoRise will share the findings and convene local leaders in Spring 2025. These community strategy sessions will investigate gaps and opportunities for programming, identify highest need communities and explore strategic partnerships and alliances.

Next Steps

Please share and/or update information about any K-12 programs or resources your organization offers focused on green schools, environmental education, outdoor learning, environmental justice, food and nutrition, health and wellness, conservation, green careers, internships, climate anxiety, professional learning and related topics. 

Thank you for helping us build a strong network of program providers and expand our impact with K-12 youth and schools throughout the state!

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