The University of Maryland and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary are announcing the launch of a three-credit UMD environmental science course for teachers at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary this coming June entitled Teachers on the Estuary: Researching, Learning, & Teaching in Environmental Science.

This course focuses on helping teachers (K-12) to bring environmental literacy and systems thinking to their classrooms by supporting teachers in researching, learning, and teaching environmental science. Students (teachers) will engage in hands-on scientific field methods and explore a research question of their interest using the tools and methods of environmental inquiry. Group sessions also focus on pedagogy of environmental science education with an emphasis on systems thinking, a key “cross-cutting concept” highlighted by the Next Generation Science Standards.

Open to:  All K-12 teachers in Maryland

Location: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, McCann Wetlands Center, Lothian, MD

Time: (June 19-22, 25, 27-29) 9:00am – 3:30pm, (with one hour lunch; last day goes until 4:30pm) – 3 graduate credits

For more information including application instructions, visit

Please email Dan Levin ( with questions.