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Maryland Loaner Lab Training 

The Maryland Loaner Lab Training workshop qualifies teachers to borrow from the Maryland Loaner Lab. This 3-hour workshop is offered throughout the school year or you may request a custom training date at our facility. This workshop is free and open to all middle and high school science teachers in Maryland. Check out their link.

Environmental Literacy is a priority!

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is excited to offer our

Self-Paced Online courses for all K-12 teachers/staff.

Our courses begin June 15th, 2024.  Ending July 31, 2024.  

These courses are not for college credit, rather these courses are meant for CPD credit for teachers in the science field or any teacher/staff interested in learning about communicating environmental science topics or understanding environmental report cards.  

Lessons are also provided for different student age groups to take back to the classroom.  For example: Conducting a report card of your school environment.

Registration is open and enrollment can continue through June as these are self-paced courses.

Flyer: Fall 2023_MSDE_UMCES_Flyer

Additional Details: Effective Science Communication Skills to Build the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards and Leaders

MSDE Approved: CPD: 21-67-03C  2 CPDs  $149.00

Data Tells a Story! Learning, Creating and Developing Environmental Report Cards

MSDE Approved: CPD: 21-67-22C 2 CPDs $149


Any questions, please email:

Online Summer Workshops in Sustainability, Environmental Justice, and Integral Ecology

Santa Clara University (SCU) welcomes applications from university and high school faculty, instructional staff, and campus sustainability staff for our online workshops on incorporating sustainability, environmental justice, and integral ecology into the curriculum. Workshops also prepare participants to train others on their campus to integrate this important material into their teaching. 

Approach: Each workshop involves around eight hours of work over one week, including a live orientation on Zoom, optional office hours, and self-paced learning and online discussions. Participants receive online feedback from the workshop instructor and their cohort throughout.

Topics: Three workshops are available in summer of 2024.

  • Sustainability across the Curriculum - June 26-30. An introductory workshop for newcomers to this material or those in need of a refresher.

  • Environmental Justice and Integral Ecology - July 8-12. An intermediate-level workshop for people who have some experience with the material and want to develop their conceptual understanding of environmental justice/integral ecology.. 

  • Pedagogy for Sustainability and Justice - July 22-26.  An intermediate-level workshop for people who have some experience with the material and want to develop their teaching methods. 

See the full workshop descriptions.

Costs: Registration fees are $150 per workshop.

Applications: Applications for all workshops are considered on a rolling basis. Those who apply by April 2 will receive top priority. Applications close May 6. Expect a response to your application within one week of submission, starting in April. 

Instructors: SCU is a Center for Sustainability Across the Curriculum affiliated with the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and a signatory of the Vatican-sponsored Laudato Si’ University Pathways to advance integral ecology in higher education. The SCU-based instructors have over 50 years combined experience in teaching, leading undergraduate research projects, and designing campus-based and community-based learning about sustainability and justice. SCU has earned top rankings for sustainability from AASHE and the Princeton Review.

Please direct any questions/inquiries to attn: Brad.

The ASM Materials Education Foundation is offering an in-person Materials Camps this summer from July 15-19, 2024 on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. This is a free Engineering Professional Development opportunity for grade 6-12 science and engineering teachers and community college instructors.  I hope you consider registering. See the flier for more information and the registration link. Housing for Maryland Teachers: On campus housing provided to Maryland teachers living 2 1/2 hours (round trip) away from College Park. Please email Adaire Parker,, for more information.  Please see the PDF for more information.

The AMS Weather Band was launched in 2020 as a trusted place for weather enthusiasts of all ages to converge, share, connect, and learn. The Band was created to reach beyond the AMS core membership of professionals and engage with anyone eager to learn more about how the atmosphere works and share their own experiences and observations. Weather enthusiasts from all over the world and all walks of life have joined to share their appreciation of our planet’s weather.

AMS is offering a 12-month complimentary membership in the Band to its K-12 teacher members, so that you have the opportunity to leverage some of what you learn from the AMS Weather Band into classroom lessons that generate interest in science among your students. You will have full access to the weather facts, stories, videos, and other interactive features on the Weather Band website. You’ll hear about the latest research in weather and climate, and engage directly with the professionals who turn that research into products and services that save lives, improve our infrastructure, protect our environment, and help our communities become more sustainable and resilient. And in the Weather Band online community you can connect with and learn from weather experts as well as other enthusiasts.

Begin your free 12-month Weather Band membership today by completing this quick form. We look forward to sharing our love of weather with you!

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