Connecting to the World
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||
NOAA sponsors the FCPS Schoolyard Habitat Program through generous grant funding. It "promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. The primary delivery of B-WET is through competitive funding that promotes Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)It ". These watershed experiences promote conservation and education to the schools and community.
|Frederick County Public Schools||
Students, educators, and the community are all major stakeholders with Frederick County Public Schools' Schoolyard Habitat program.
Babikow has repeatedly provided help and support to Frederick County Public Schools' Schoolyard Habitat projects. Contact this nursery for information that will help you in selecting and planting native species that will allow your project to blossom. Contact Martina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Learn some creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons. Search through the Bay Backpack's books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources about the subjects you are teaching in class."
|Chesapeake Bay Field Scope||
The Field Scope shows maps of the Chesapeake Bay with GIS overlays. Great site for visuals and maps linked to the Bay. You can even track the flow of water from any location in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to the Bay!
|Clear Ridge Nurseries||
"Go Native" is the theme Clear Ridge Nurseries prides itself on. They provide support in the selection and planning of Schoolyard Habitat programs. Check their website for information that will help you obtain high quality plantings for your needs.
Environmetal Concern specializes in growing all things for a wetland. Located in St. Michael's, MD they have 13 acres of property for thier nursery and growing operations. They also offer many opportunites for teachers to learn more about wetlands and the impact they have on the environment. This is a great contact for designing and planting wetland areas at your school.
|Forms to Complete for Creating FCPS Schoolyard Habitats||
Before digging or making changes to school grounds, participants (teachers) must complete an "Unbudgeted Request Form, reg. 200-17". Teachers can get the form from the school office. Click HERE to access the forms you will need.
|Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources||
This office supports the goals of FCPS Schoolyard Habitats and directly shows what schools can do to help maintain and sustain our environment.
|Frederick County Outdoor School||
The Frederick Outdoor School provides students with meaningful watershed experience education and promotes environmental education through studies in hydorlogy and geology in our local areas and waterways.
|Frederick County Watershed Management||
Watershed management is a major goal of Schoolyard Habitat programs. By creating these habitats we may improve the quality of our water.