Maryland’s Assateague State Park Certified as a Green Center
On Maryland’s portion of Assateague Island, Assateague State Park was certified recently as a Maryland Green Center. The award was given by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) onJune 3 at the Maryland Green Schools Award Ceremony and Youth Summit at Sandy Point State Park.
To be recognized as a Maryland Green Center, the State Park had to demonstrate best environmental management practices, support community environmental learning and, most important, facilitate the development of Maryland Green Schools within their service area.
Assateague State Park is the first of Maryland’s State Parks to earn Green Center status and stands out in the region as a respected source for quality environmental education and interpretive programs. Located along the Atlantic Ocean and Sinepuxent Bay, the park serves more than 45,000 visitors each year with hands-on learning, outdoor exploration and use of natural play and classroom spaces. The Park and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program are the first Maryland Green Centers in Worcester County.
source: MD DNR
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