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    Opportunities for Staff and Schools

    Free fields trips to Towson University's SciTech Student Learning Lab

    The SciTech Student Learning Lab at the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence in the Inner Harbor offers field trip opportunities for students in grades 3-12. The Healthy Harbor Partnership Grant covers SciTech student fees and bussing to and from the Center for STEM Excellence. All teachers of Baltimore City public and charter students in grades 3-12 are eligible to apply for this grant. For more information and to apply, click here. Funds are available for trips taking place between January 23 and October 31, 2018, and will be awarded on a rolling basis.

    Green grants available

    • Baltimore Energy Challenge: Grant awards $1,000 for student-led energy conservation projects. Projects can be used in classes or for after school clubs, and can pay for supplies, trips, and more. Applications are due Tuesday, October 31.
    • Green Healthy Smart Challenge: Grant awards up to $2,500 for student-led greening projects. Applications are due Friday, November 3.


     Expires: November 3

    Teachers' Day on the Farm

    Next Generation Agriculture is the focus of Teachers’ Day on the Farm. The day is an open house/resource fair designed to bring ag-education providers and teachers together in a casual, fun, and informative day with speakers, exhibitors, and make-and-take sessions. Click here for more information.
    • Friday, October 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Teachers’ Day on the Farm is hosted by the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Baltimore County Career Technology Education, and endorsed by the Baltimore County Office of Science Education.

    Expires: October 20

    The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Teachers can now sign up for NPR StoryCorp's 2017 Great Thanksgiving Listen, a project to create an oral history through students' interviews with elders in their family or their community. All stories are archived at the Library of Congress. 

    Maryland Science Olympiad after-school program and spring tournament

    The Maryland Science Olympiad provides fun and challenging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitions that build team skills and highlight the value of team diversity. Scientists and engineers from Maryland corporations, organizations, and universities collaborate with K-12 science teachers to oversee the 46 teamwork-oriented tournament events. School team registrations for the March tournament cost $360, and must be submitted by Sunday, October 22.

    A coaches clinic for new and experienced coaches will be held at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School (5000 Truesdell Avenue) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, October 14. The $20 fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and entry into a raffle for equipment and gifts.

    For more information and to register, visit the MSO website or contact Kate McGuire at kate_m_mcguire@ymail.com or 410-744-8481. 

    Expires: October 22

    Celebrate National Food Day at the Good Food Summit!

    This year's Good Food Summit will be held at Great Kids Farm, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Tuesday October 24 and on Wednesday, October 25. This year’s theme will be “Pizza Palooza,” and will feature workshops led by students from City Schools’ CTE culinary arts programs. This is a free event open to all City Schools students in grades K-4. A school staff member should register for one of the two dates, and can bring up to 8 students. Lunch and transportation will be provided.
    Please note that capacity is limited to the first 12 schools to register per event date and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested schools are encouraged to register before close of business on Friday, October 13. Schools will receive a confirmation email from a Great Kids Farm staff member within two business days of registering. Any one who does not receive a confirmation email should contact Bethany Mathie at bmathie@bcps.k12.md.us

    Expires: October 13

    Chesapeake Bay Trust offering scholarships and grants for students and teachers

    The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s scholarship and awards program honors students, teachers, individuals, and organizations for their work to promote environmental education, improve local communities, and help restore the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay region. Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m.
    • All applicants/nominees must be residents of Maryland.
    • Students and teachers must be affiliated with a Maryland school system.
    • All winners must create a poster showcasing their work and accomplishments.
    • Winners must be able to attend the awards ceremony in person. The winners will be announced during the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Legislative Reception to be held in Annapolis in January.
    Teacher of the Year Award ($2,500 Grant)
    The Teacher of the Year is awarded to a Maryland educator who has shown an outstanding commitment to environmental education. The winner will be an educator who provides outstanding environmental education, conducts outdoor field experiences, motivates and inspires students on environmental awareness, and serves as a respected resource to colleagues and community leaders. The winner will receive a $2,500 grant to support his or her environmental education work. Applicants/nominees must be affiliated with a Maryland school system (K-12 or college).

    Student of the Year Award ($5,000 Scholarship)
    The Student of the Year is a Maryland high school or college student who motivates and inspires other students by a) promoting awareness of natural resources and b) participating in efforts to improve the environment at school or in the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants/nominees must be full-time students at a Maryland high school or college.

    The Honorable Arthur Dorman Award ($5,000 Scholarship)
    The winner of the Dorman award, named for former Trust Board Chairman Senator Arthur Dorman who worked tirelessly to engage a wide audience in natural resource issues, will be a Maryland high school or college student of color who motivates and inspires others and participates in efforts to improve the local environment and/or the community. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Applicants/nominees must full-time students at a Maryland high school or college, and students of color (African-American, Asian-American, Native-American, Hispanic).

    Contact Erin Valentine at 410-974-2941, ext. 113 or evalentine@cbtrust.org with questions.

    Expires: October 13

    Towson University conference: "Envisioning Equity Envisioning Equity in Greater Baltimore’s Classrooms" 

    Official conference description: "Black and brown youth in Greater Baltimore attend schools that do not always serve them well. Given the structural challenges that provide inequitable funding and resources for these youth, this gathering will focus on how we can still lift these children up and help them meet their educational and long-term goals. We recognize the challenges our young people face, but want to use the funds of knowledge that these children bring to school to push ourselves to explore ways in which we can use them to serve them better in our schools."

    • Saturday, October 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the third and fourth floors of the West Village Commons

    Click here for more information, schedule, and registration.

    Expires: October 7

    Upward Bound Hiring

    University of Maryland Baltimore County's Upward Bound program is hiring teachers for a Saturday tutoring program for students at four City Schools high schools. Upward Bound is a college access program that offers academic enrichment, college counseling, and campus visits to students. Teachers will earn $25/hr from 9-1 pm for 2 to 3 Saturdays a month. The program runs from Oct-May. Positions are available in English/Reading/Grammar, Chemistry, Physics,  SAT Verbal, SAT Math. For more information, contact Please contact Richard Moore by email or phone, 443-415-7081.

    Baltimore Brain Fest 2017

    Baltimore Brain Fest uses games, science demonstrations, and casual talks from leading scientists to teach kids and adults about brain science concepts in a fun way. This year’s Brain Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Liberty Elementary Recreation Center at 3901 Maine Avenue. Prizes will be available. 

    Representatives are visiting schools to preview content that will be presented at Brain Fest. Do you teach a class or have an after school program that would be interested in hosting our volunteers for exciting brain science demonstrations? If so, contact the Brain Fest team at baltimorebrainfest@gmail.com.

    Expires: October 14

    Join The Teachers Guild and 100Kin10 to generate STEM innovations for your classroom

    Starting on September 28, 100Kin10 and The Teachers Guild will launch an active STEM collaboration. This is an exciting chance to be guided through a design process, coached by other teachers and mentored by industry leaders as you develop new and better solutions for your students.  This is an opportunity to take STEM to the next level in the classroom. Get involved by signing up to join the collaboration or sharing your involvement on Twitter with @TeachersGuild and @100Kin10. You can learn more about The Teachers Guild by watching this video.
    Expires: Ongoing  

    Volunteer with Reading Partners 

    Reading Partners Baltimore is currently seeking tutors to work one-on-one with City Schools students at 19 schools. No prior experience is necessary — tutors work with Reading Partners’ structured and easy-to-follow literacy curriculum, with the training, support, and coaching of an on-site Reading Partners staff member. Hours are flexible — choose a 45-minute session between 9 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Thursday. Please note that we run programming during the school year, September-June. Volunteers are trained and supported by a full-time Site Coordinator. Please read this flyer for additional information and to register.
    Expires: Ongoing

    Promoting Student Health with Kaiser Permanente

    Do you wish your students were more excited about improving their health? What if they could be jumping, singing, and calling out for healthier food and more excercise? Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theater offers free, creative, standards-based programs that help students explore important health issues through theatre performances and workshops. 

    Assembly Programs

    The Amazing Food Detective (K-4)
    This play invites students to join the sleuth in discovering healthy habits. They will see the effects of junk food on their body and identify healthier food choices for maximum daily energy and fitness.

    Professor Bodywise's Traveling Menagerie K-4
    This play emphasizes health and safety messages with full-body costume characters and puppets using original music and dance.

    Workshop Programs

    Andy and Id's Nutrition Adventure K-1 or Project Food 2-3
    For 10-30 students in a classroom settings Grades K-3
    Your students will meet silly characters, solve puzzles, explore objects and have fun as they learn about the importance of healthy eating through theatrical adventure.

    Bully Busters (4-6)
    For 10-30 Students In A Classroom Setting Grades 4-6
    The workshop arms students with Bully Repellent Steps, enabling them to better resist repetitive psychological bullying. Artist/Educators use role-play to explore these steps with students in bully situations.

    Visit website to find out more. To book, email or call (301) 902-1215.