Hollifield Station is Keeping on Track with Green Awareness
Professional Development Skipjack Trip on the Bay
HSES Staff members spend the day on board a historic Bay vessel learning about the Cheapeake Bay's resources, ecosystems, and its health. CBF instructors train teachers how to integrate environmental issues into the classroom.
Teachers Meet at Robinson Nature Center
The Green Team consisting of teachers, parents, and Mrs. Booth our administrator, met at the Robinson Nature Center to learn about new field trip opportunities and to plan green school initiatives for HSES. The workshop began with a nature hike followed by a tour of the center from Marissa Leatherbury and Robin H. Rosebrough, Environmental Education Program Coordinator. Best management practices at HSES were reviewed and analyzed. New green ways were adopted and implemented as a result of the workshop.
HSES Staff Members spend the morning learning about the Patapsco River and its connection to the Chesapeake Bay
With the help of skillful leaders from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, staff members learn about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed through hands-on activities on the Patapsco River.
Project Learning Tree
HSES staff members participate in Project Learning Tree's educator workshop at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland. Project Learning Tree materials are multidisciplinary and are aligned with state and national standards. In the curriculum, students learn to weigh various sides of an environmental issue to make informed and responsible decisions.
HSES Teachers Participate in a Week Long CBF Summer Course
Chesapeake Bay Foundation programs enable teachers to involve the entire school community in outdoor learning experiences that are aligned with local school system standards. Chesapeake Classrooms focuses on methods for incorporating environmental education into the core subject areas of reading, math, science, and social studies. Chesapeake Classrooms increases students' achievement and engagement in learning while improving their environmental literacy and stewardship.
Lori Speelman, GT Resource Teacher, participates in Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation Program to enhance the Project FeederWatch Program at HSES
Mrs. Lori Speelman, G/T Resource Teacher, received the Maryland Ornithology Society scholarship to attend the "Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation II" program, held from Sept 11 - 16, 2011. Mrs. Speelman is pictured below with Dr. Stephen Kress, Vice President for Bird Conservation for the National Audubon Society.
HSES Teachers Participate in Nature Hike at Patapsco Park, Daniels Area
On a crisp November morning in Patapsco Park, teachers learn about its history and native plants. Less than 3 miles from the school, the park area located near the Patapsco River provides a perfect backdrop for a hike and tree identification.