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Climate Change Partnership

Winter/Spring 2015

Supported by a generous grant from Sun Trust Foundation and with funding from Elephant Insurance through CBS EcoMedia.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is inviting interested teachers in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland to participate in a school-based partnership focused on climate change for students in grades 4 through 8.

The climates of the world are changing at an alarming rate and we can see these changes in ecosystems around us. With collective action, we can help reduce the negative impact of our everyday activities on climate. This partnership program has been developed to encourage, facilitate, and support positive student actions related to climate change.

The Partnership is in support of the Zoo’s mission to inspire and educate people to join with it in active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places. Through this partnership, teachers and students become active agents for change as they conduct classroom energy audits and develop action plans for reducing their collective carbon emissions.

Space in the program is limited, so reserve your spot now for Winter/Spring 2015!

Contact Lori Weitzel at 443-552-5303 for more information.

Partnership includes:

  • Reimbursement for transportation to the Zoo (up to $300)
  • Free Climate Change ZOOlab for 25 students (about 60 minutes)
  • Recommended pre-activities to use in the classroom before students participate in their ZOOlab

Climate Change Partnership Newsletters

Click on the links below to read the newsletters for the 2013-2014 Climate Change Partnership.

April 2014

May/June 2014

  • For more information on how you can help take action to decrease carbon emissions, check out the website for the Pole-to-Pole Campaign http://www.poletopolecampaign.org/ , sponsored by the European Association for Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and the Association for Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).