Action Projects

The School Grounds for Learning initiative was funded by a NOAA-BWET grant, led by the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE), and supported by a partnership of national & regional organizations and topical experts. Designed to be used throughout the Bay watershed, it provides comprehensive project resources aligned with U.S. Green Ribbon Schools pillars & application requirements, and Eco-Schools USA Sustainability Pathways, to enable schools to effectively plan, utilize & sustain a variety of school greening projects. Tip: Be sure to also check out the Project Resource Library to find incredible state & local project-specific resources for all six Bay watershed states and D.C.! Read More »

Students sampling water - Courtesy of USFWS

Clean Water Projects

Learn how to protect, improve and maintain creeks, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay through the installation of rain gardens & rain barrels, stream restoration & monitoring, wetland creation, and more!

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Students holding posters encouraging recycling - Courtesy of MAEOE

Projects to Conserve Resources

Explore projects that encourage and improve school energy efficiency, waste reduction & recycling programs and water conservation strategies!

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Flowers in a hole in a fence

Projects for a Healthy School Environment

Learn about projects that support improved indoor air and water quality, sustainable and healthy food, green cleaning & classroom supply procurement, integrated pest management, physical fitness & outdoor time, and more!

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Students learning about runoff at the Brock Environmental Center

Projects to Encourage Outdoor Play & Learning

Explore features that can be added to your school grounds to encourage outdoor play and learning: outdoor classrooms, nature play areas, and features to encourage observation & discovery!

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Oriole perched on a thin branch - Courtesy of David Brezinski/USFWS

Wildlife Habitat Projects

Create, expand and improve habitat with projects that address native & invasive plants, woodlands, wetlands, streams and meadows and features that attract & support wildlife.

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