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Teaching About Wetlands Since 1985

Environmental Concnern's (EC) Education Division works to increase understanding of, foster appreciation for, and encourage the stewardship of wetland systems. This is accomplished through materials and curriculum development, schoolyard habitat development, youth programming, and innovative outreach programs.


Special Workshops for Homeowners and Community Members


Free Workshop: Native Plants for Cleaner Water

September 12: 10:00-11:00am
Environmental Concern 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels Directions

Discover the basics of native plant selection to bayscape your lawn and clean the bay. Participants will learn how to plant and maintain native plants in their landscape. Recommendations will be made for native plants that are best suited for stormwater management and for attracting songbirds and butterflies to your garden.

Visit our Native Plant Sale afterwards to purchase plants for your yard.

Homeowner Workshop

Free Workshop: Milkweeds for Monarchs: Creating Monarch Habitat

September 12: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Environmental Concern 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels Directions

The Mid-Atlantic Monarch Consortium, a partnership led by Environmental Concern (EC), is pleased to present the first of a series of educational workshops on Monarch butterflies.  This series will offer homeowners an opportunity to learn more about this important North American “Near Threatened” Species.

Participants will learn about the Monarch butterfly, and the dependence of the Monarch caterpillars on native milkweed for survival. Tips for plant selection and habitat creation techniques will be discussed. These important tips will support the creation of Monarch habitat restoration projects on the Eastern Shore. Participants will tour EC’s Fall Native Plant sale where milkweed and other pollinator-friendly plants will be available for purchase.

Plant native Milkweed - create Monarch habitat in your own backyard!
Visit our Native Plant Sale afterwards to purchase plants for your yard.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Participation is limited. Please call 410-745-9620 or  email teachwetlands@wetland.org  to register today.

Monarch on Swamp Milkweed

Education Links

Course offerings, WOW! & POW! workshops, and other professional development opportunities.

Government, Engineers, Landscapers, Graduate Students, or any other practitioner interested in increasing their wetland knowledge.

See recent success stories and learn how your school can transform itself into an outdoor classroom and wildlife habitat.

Get the most from your schoolyard habitat with lessons brought to you by EC Educators.  Lessons for pre-K through 12th grade!

A full listing of our publications available for teachers and professionals.

Test your wetland knowledge with a wetland quiz, learn interesting wetland facts or read one of our newsletters.

Environmental Concern works as the CEPA (Communication, Education and Public Awareness) liaison for the US National Ramsar Committee.

Environmental Concern also supports nationwide efforts to bring environmental education to the forefront of student's lives. Learn more about the No Child Left Inside Coalition!

Students with Dip Nets

Wetland Soil Class

EC Educator with Boy Scout Troup 

Class using dip nets