Snow Hill Middle School announced as 2016 Maryland Green School Award Winner

Snow Hill Middle School announced as 2016 Maryland Green School Award Winner
Posted on 04/28/2016

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is pleased to announce that Snow Hill Middle School has been certified as a 2016 Maryland Green School. Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools.  Our students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and developing a better understanding of their own local environment.

The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.

Over the past two years, our school has demonstrated and documented a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations.

“This award signifies that our school has made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the environmental impact of our school,” Snow Hill Middle School Principal Chris Welch said.

“Students, teachers, school personnel, parents and community partners are working together to create a positive and lasting environment at school. Their actions are essential to becoming a Maryland Green School,” says Laura Johnson Collard, MAEOE Executive Director. Students are involved in projects that save energy, reduce waste, and other sustainable practices. Schools are also encouraged to use the school grounds as an extension of the classroom.  Getting students outdoors is crucial for their connection with the environment.

MAEOE will celebrate with Green Schools, Green Centers and schools that are interested in knowing more about the program at the Annual Maryland Green School Youth Summit on May 13, 2016, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

About MAEOE: MAEOE is a non-profit organization. MAEOEs mission is to encourage, engage and empower the community to understand, responsibly use and promote the natural world. MAEOE s Maryland Green School program began in 1999. For a complete listing of Green Schools and Green Centers visit www.maeoe.org.


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