Maryland Environmental Literacy Partnership - Ensuring the Growth of Environmentally Literate Graduates

Summer Institutes

High school teachers from the participating counties are invited to represent their school system in an exciting statewide project to implement new environmental literacy curriculum modules for high school science and social studies courses. Lead teachers serving on this initiative will participate in a unique summer institute led by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They will investigate key science and policy issues facing Maryland's environment, work with leading experts in the field, explore unique Maryland ecosystems, and learn to lead inquiry-based issues investigation modules within their science and social studies content areas.

"Instruction throughout K-12 education is likely to develop science proficiency if it provides students with opportunities for a range of scientific activities and scientific thinking, including, but not limited to: inquiry and investigation, collection and analysis of evidence, logical reasoning, and communication and application of information"
-2012 A Framework for K-12 Science Education, The National Academies, Washington, D.C.