WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to train and help run its environmental awareness program dedicated to educating youths about the state’s natural resources.

It’s called TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland), and it focuses on elementary and middle school-aged students, in helping them understand and care for their natural environment.

TEAM is seeking adults over the age of 18 from Montgomery, Frederick, St. Mary’s and Baltimore counties with outgoing personalities and a strong desire to help students. No prior teaching experience is required.

“I have volunteers who sometimes drive from Annapolis to western Maryland to do two or three Chesapeake Bay Watershed programs,” said TEAM DNR Coordinator Chris Hintz.

“They’re very dedicated and it’s really inspiring to see how passionate they are about taking these programs, and a love of the environment and a love of teaching the next generation about sustainability and their local community,” Hintz added.

Training workshops will be held at various locations in Montgomery Co. on consecutive Thursdays: Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29.

To register for a workshop, volunteers should email Chris Hintz at chintz@dnr.state.md.us.

For more information, visit the TEAM website here.

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