Maryland

Swallow Falls State Park in Garrett County, MD (flickr | cseeman)

Gov. O’Malley’s Proposed Maryland Budget Makes the Case for Connecting Kids to Nature

My Terps are going through a rough patch, but there’s one area where Maryland has proven a great leader—its attention to kids’ outdoor activity and environmental literacy. Maryland Governor Martin …

Best helmet ever. (Courtesy Greg Fiume, Maryland Athletics)

The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of …

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media …

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Kids Pitch Tent on Maryland Government House Lawn

Research shows that kids are spending an average of 7 hours 38 minutes per day connected to technology, while only spending an average of 7 minutes per day in unstructured …

Takoma Park Community Habitat Ceremony

Takoma Park Becomes Maryland’s First Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

On May 22, 2011, I had the pleasure of attending Takoma Park, Maryland’s celebration of their certification as Maryland’s first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat™. The celebration took place at Spring …

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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

  |   May 6, 2011

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable …

Good Jobs and Clean Energy

Marylanders are looking 10 miles off the coast for good jobs and clean energy.  The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act is currently being considered in the General Assembly and has …

Winds of Change

Will 2011 be the year offshore wind comes to Maryland?  With the start of a new legislative session, clean energy advocates across the state are working hard to make it …

Hike and Seek Hikers

Kids Discover Nature with NWF’s Hike & Seek at Seneca Creek State Park

After three days of torrential rain, the bright morning sun was welcomed by NWF’s Hike & Seekers at Seneca Creek State Park on Saturday. The air was crisp and clean, …

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State …

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