• Upcoming Events

    • Camp Schmidt Summer Programs

      Camp Schmidt is offering three exciting Summer Camp opportunities.  

      Wilderness and Outdoor Skills Nature Camp (July 16-19)

      Wilderness Exploration Camp is for students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall of 2018.

      Nature Camp- Chesapeake Champions (July 30 - August 2)

      This summer experience is designed for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who are interested in creating change for a "greener" world.


      Teen Adventure Camp (August 13-17)

      This camp is a partnership between Camp Schmidt and Maryland National Capital Parks & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Therapeutic Recreation at Camp Schmidt is designed for teens and young adults ages 13-21 with disabilities who are currently enrolled in school for Fall 2018 (participants can also include siblings of qualified students).


    • Summer Opportunities for Professional Development

      As the school year begins to draw to a close, we wanted to make you aware of some environmental professional development workshops being offered this summer.

      CBF Chesapeake Classrooms:

      Creeks, Classrooms, and Conservation in Prince George's County, June 26th - 28th. Teachers will engage in four days of environmental investigations and explorations in the county focusing on issues of biodiversity and resource management. Participants will receive 3 CPD credits from MSDE. Register for the course.

      PGCPS Summer Science Institute at Hard Bargain Farm

      Teachers will participate in a two-week,  July 9th - 20th, environmental science institute designed to build content knowledge and inquiry skills. Participants will receive workshop pay each day of the institute. Apply now!

      Insect Investigations:

      Using "bugs" to engage students in the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, June 26th - 28th and October 27th, Towson University's Center for STEM Excellence is offering a summer professional learning workshop for elementary teachers of grades 3- 5 focused on using insects to engage students in the NGSS science and engineering practices. All participants will receive a classroom insect 'starter kit' that contains live insects and the materials necessary to keep them in the classroom. Successful participants will receive 3 CPD credits from MSDE. Learn more about the workshop.