Climate Change Partners

Climate Change Partnership 2014

Supported by a generous grant from Sun Trust

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore extended an invitation to interested teachers in Baltimore City and Baltimore County for participation in a school-based partnership focused on climate change. 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 are becoming active agents for change as they conduct classroom energy audits and develop action plans for reducing their collective carbon emissions.

Partnerships Include:

  • Free bus to the Zoo for his or her class
  • Free ZOOlab (60-70 minutes)
  • Recommended pre-activities to use in the classroom before students participate in their ZOOlab

The 2014 partnerships are full. For information about participating in 2015, contact sharon.bowen@marylandzoo.org in the Education Department.

2014 Partnership participants are from the following schools:

  • Hamilton Elementary School
  • Woodlawn Middle School
  • Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
  • Crossroads Center
  • Cross Country Elementary School
  • Commodore John Rogers Elementary School
  • The Siena School
  • Mardela Middle School

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).