Graduate level environmental literacy and systems thinking course for educators hosted this June at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

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.

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