The Maryland Green School Awards Program is a holistic, integrated approach to authentic learning that incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and community stewardship. All Maryland schools pre K-12, public, charter and private are eligible. Applications are non-competitive and are accepted each year in the spring. Newly recognized Maryland Green Schools and Maryland Green Centers are announced in late spring.
MAEOE has EXTENDED the Green School and Green Center Application deadline to April 4th! Please note that applications WILL NOT be accepted after 4:00 pm, April 4.
2013/14 Maryland Green School Application Guide -This is for New, 1st and 2nd Recertification
2014 Sustained Maryland Green Schools Application Guides- Please choose from the below options:
Important Dates for Green School Applications:
March 25 3:45pm-4:30pm: Although not required for the 2013-2014 Green School Application, The Mid-Atlantic Sustainable School FieldScope(MASS-FS) project will be conducting three webinars. Anyone interested in participating - or who cannot participate but needs assistance - should contact Cassie Doty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Review Training, March 25 and 27, 2014. Sign-up here
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION, April 1, 2014. If sent by mail, please send by March 25.
Application Review (Assistance needed!):
April 7th - Brookside Nature Center (1800 Glenallan Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902)
April 8th - Arlington Echo (975 Indian Landing Rd., Millersville, MD)
April 9th - MAEOE Office (7761 Waterloo Rd. Jessup, MD 20794)
If all the applications have not been reviewed at the end of these dates, two extra dates will be added:
April 15th - MAEOE Office 7761 Waterloo Rd. Jessup, MD
April 16th - Robinson Nature Center 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD
Sign up here
Maryland Green School Youth Summit, Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Maryland, Friday, May 30, 2014. Keep an eye out for registration and volunteer opportunities. There is a $2 fee for students and chaperones.
How to: Create Your Own Online Application
Resources for teachers
to Find Funding
Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards
Programs that can Fulfill MDGS Requirements
How do Maryland Green Schools compare to National Green Ribbon Schools?
Frequently Asked Questions
Maryland Green Schools Applying or Recertifying in 2014? The Intent to Apply Fee was due December 20, 2013. If you missed this deadline, please contact email@example.com about a possible extension.
Note to Recertifying Schools -
Maryland Green Schools are eligible
to receive a 1:1 match on all trees purchased through
the DNR's Treemendous Maryland Program. Buy one tree
and get one free. For more information visit: Treemendous
Webinar - Program Overview (30 minutes)