Green School of the MAEOE {Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education}

On June 1, 2020, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced that Chesapeake Math IT North High School had been officially certified as a 2020 Maryland Green School. The collaborative effort was made through the students’ excellent participation, staff members, parents, and administrators with a special mention to Mrs. Ozturk for her benevolent support. As a result of our Maryland Green School achievements, we are now eligible to earn an award through Eco-Schools USA, a National Wildlife Federation (NWF) national and international recognition program. MAEOE and NWF have partnered to offer additional recognition, support, and resources to all Maryland Green Schools.

This school year, the green school team would like to bring certified environmental and STEAM programs for more achievements. We will be involved with the Increase Environmental Instruction, Recycling Program, education on Clean-Ups, and raise awareness to practice recycling. Moreover, this club would like to venture on the many government agencies that offer scholarships and grants to the Environmental Sciences members and students reserved for juniors and seniors.

Please sign in with the link below to join our club either on Monday, 4-5 PM, or Thursday, 3-4 PM. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTNT1sxzpDb07Dv2jYRSaQjEFmWDtd1qIH5w0HTuK1A1DUjQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

CLUB DESCRIPTION AND ANNUAL PLAN

CLUB NAME: Green School of the MAEOE {Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education}
CLUB SPONSOR: Gemma Clarke
CLUB SPONSOR E-MAIL: gclarke@cmitacademy.org
MEETING DAY(S) : Monday/Tuesday
MEETING TIME : 4-5 PM/3-4PM
MEETING FREQUENCY :  2x

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB?
Provides a structured chapter-based program for high-achieving, environmentally focused students to create extraordinary impact in schools, organizations, and communities while getting the recognition they deserve on a state and national level.

To maintain and record important requirements to maintain CMIT green school certificate

 

CLUB DESCRIPTION

The program provides educational opportunities that promote responsible environmental stewardship practices and increase awareness of how our relationship with the environment ultimately impacts public health and society. The program is aligned with the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports the Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards. The students will launch different environmental activities virtually with two purposes in mind

  1. Maintain the certification rendered by the Maryland Green Schools Program (MDGS) to CMIT – HS in 2019-2020  
  2. To bring significant impact with students and schools environmental sustainability

 

THE GOALS OF THE CLUB
1 Increased Environmental Instruction

Environmental education is a process that allows our students and staff to explore environmental issues, engage in problem-solving, and take action to improve our school. As a result, each individual in our school develops a deeper understanding of environmental issues and has the skills to make informed and responsible decisions about it.

2 Impart knowledge to help individuals and social groups gain various experiences in and acquire a basic understanding of the environment and its associated problems.
3 Build attitudes to help individuals and social groups acquire a set of values and feelings of concern for the environment and the motivation for actively participating in environmental improvement and protection.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE: 

How can this club support the school website and the school`s social media accounts?

  1. Weekly newsletter
  2. Promote School as Green school certified by MAEOE

 

How can this club support school activities such as;

Spirit Week, BHM, Open House, CMIT club expo, etc?

Students will do activities incorporating the evens of school activities mentioned above

CLUB RULES/EXPECTATIONS

The list below the club norms and rules each member should follow:

  1. Students will observe a respectful environment through Zoom.
  2. Meeting every week
CLUB ANNUAL PLAN 
WEEK BRIEF PLAN OF THE MEETINGS
OCT 5-9 Systemic Sustainability
OCT 12-16 Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Issue Instruction
OCT 19-23 School-Wide Awareness 
OCT 26-30 Celebration – America Recycle day preparation
NOV 2-6 Celebration – America Recycle day preparation
NOV 9-13 Celebration – America Recycle day preparation
NOV 16-20 Celebration – America Recycle day
NOV 23-27 Environmental Behavior Change 
NOV 30-DEC 4 Systemic Partnership 
DEC 7-11 Systemic Partnership 
DEC 14-18 Environmental Behavior Change
DEC 21-25 Environmental Behavior Change 
JAN 4-8 Environmental Education
JAN 11-15 Environmental Education
JAN 18-22 Water Conservation/Pollution Prevention
JAN 25-29 Water Conservation/Pollution Prevention
FEB 1-5 Energy Conservation
FEB 8-12 Energy Conservation
FEB 15-19 Solid Waste Reductionction 
FEB 22-26 Solid Waste Reduction
MAR 1-5 Habitat Restoration
MAR 8-12 Habitat Restoration
MAR 15-19 Earth day preparation
MAR 22-26 Earth day Preparation
APR 6-9 Earth day
APR 12-16 Responsible Transportation
APR 19-23 Responsible Transportation
APR 26-30 Healthy School Environment 
MAY 3-7 Water Conservation/Pollution Prevention
MAY 10-14 Water Conservation/Pollution Prevention
MAY 17-21 Energy Conservation
MAY 24-28 Energy Conservation