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QACPS GREEN SCHOOLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTED IN WEEKLY VIDEO SERIES ON CONSERVATION

QACPS GREEN SCHOOLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTED IN WEEKLY VIDEO SERIES ON CONSERVATION

CENTREVILLE, MD – Queen Anne's County Public Schools (QACPS) Superintendent Dr. Andrea M. Kane will be a guest on the Upstream Alliance's weekly "Conservation Celebrity Check-In" on Wednesday, June 10, at 5 p.m. via video conference. The events give friends and colleagues of the nonprofit a chance to exchange updates on what's happening around the Chesapeake Bay region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

"I look forward to joining this important conversation and sharing the outstanding work of our educators, students, and environmental partners in Queen Anne's County," Dr. Kane said. "We value the partnership with the Upstream Alliance and our nonprofit community. They contribute a great deal to the high-quality environmental education and experiences our students receive."

 

Superintendent Kane will announce QACPS has reached its goal of having 100 percent of its schools achieve "Green Schools" status as defined by the Maryland Green Schools Program. Last year, QACPS teachers, Science Supervisor Michael Page, and school system partners produced a new QACPS Environmental Literacy Plan for K-12, which included outdoor experiences at every grade level and was unprecedented on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

 

The Upstream Alliance launched its weekly series of conservation conversations to address two needs – helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic, and maintaining and building community. The weekly Zoom meetings have included local "celebrities": Lonnie Moore, waterman; Tom Horton, writer; and Ann Swanson, Chesapeake Bay policy expert. Participation has ranged between 25-40 people per meeting. 

 

Interested individuals and members of the media can join at 

http://upstreamalliance.org/events/conservation-celebrity-check/. 

 

The conversations are recorded and archived online at 

http://upstreamalliance.org/events-1/past-events/chesapeake-celebrity-check-in/  

 

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