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.
Growing Native is a project of the Potomac Watershed Partnership which provides organizations with seeds and plants for restoration in efforts to help the local watershed.
|Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education||
Need more help planning and implementing a schoolyard habitat? MAEOE has many resources and suggestions for your upcoming project.
|Monocacy and Catoctin Watershed Alliance||
Looking locally for for help in conserving our watershed? The Monocacy and Catoctin Watershed Alliance provides ample resources that could aid in your planning and implementation of a Schoolyard Habitat.
|National Wildlife Federation||
NWF has a wealth of information for planning and implementing schoolyard habitats. Also listed is information on how to certify your own yard!
|National Wildlife Federation - Webinar||
This webinar will give you some ideas and basics on how to plan, install, and maintain a schoolyard habitat. This Webinar happened on Mar. 29, 2011, so it is not interactive. Best to start at 9:31 in (0:00 - 9:30 is about how to use the webinar, but this is not applicable here). Getting started on a schoolyard habitat is covered starting at 32:16.
Also, you can use the NWF Schoolyard Habitat site.
|No Child Left Inside||
This link provides information about the law passed in congress that provides ifor further environmental education throughout the United States.
|The Chesapeake Bay Trust||
The Chesapeake Bay Trust generates money through the "Save the Bay" license plates in Maryland. They are a huge contributor to Schoolyard Habitat programs throughout the state, supporting efforts that will increase Bay awareness and conservation.
|The Potomac Conservancy||
The Potomac Conservancy supports efforts to clean and maintain the Potomac Watershed that spans throughout Maryland and Virginia. They support Schoolyard Habitat programs. The Conservancy "protects the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries is by providing conservation options to residents of the Potomac basin. These options range from the restoration of streamside lands to the creation of natural resource management plans to permanent land protection," (as stated from their website).
|United States Fish and Wildlife Service||
The US fish and Wildlife Service provides a wealth of information based on conservation and preservation of our wild areas.