Environmental Organizations and Resources
Click in the list below to find organizations and web resources that match your interests:
Our Partner Organizations
Our partner organizations will be presenting information during your classes. These are great places to volunteer your time to help environmental causes!
Community Ecology Institute and Freetown Farm
The mission of the Community Ecology Institute (CEI) is to enhance community health and well-being by fostering diverse connections between people and the natural world.
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks
Howard County offers its citizens regional, community, and neighborhood parks containing sports facilities, recreation areas for picnics, and scenic outdoor trails for hiking and exploring. The Natural Resources division develops management plans, regulations, and outreach programs designed to preserve and protect Howard County's natural resources.
Howard County Conservancy
The Howard County Conservancy is a local nonprofit whose mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment.
Live Green Howard, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability
Our goal is to provide a look behind the scenes of government efforts to protect the Howard County environment, offer a central location for local green information and opportunities to get involved.
NASA Earth Sciences Division
The purpose of NASA's Earth science program is to develop a scientific understanding of Earth's system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards.
Our Mission: To conserve, protect and replenish Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway. Through strategic advocacy, restoration and education, our goal is long-term sustainability for the ecosystem of the entire Patuxent River basin and the people who rely on its future.
Ned Tillman, The Chesapeake Watershed
Our Mission is to engage as many people and organizations as possible in restoring our watersheds, both here in the Chesapeake Bay region and around the world.
Robinson Nature Center
Robinson is a nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Our mission is to facilitate the enjoyment and understanding of our natural resources and to bridge the gap between people and nature.
University of Maryland Extension – Howard County
The University of Maryland Extension service assists Howard County citizens with programs for crop and animal production, fruit and vegetables, family resources, water quality, food, nutrition and health, 4-H youth development, fair and livestock shows, gardening and horticulture.
Dr. Sara Via - ClimateCorner
Dr. Via is Professor and Climate Extension Specialist at the University of Maryland College Park. Her ClimateCorner.org website publishes newsletters, lists of resources, and a schedule of webinars on all aspects of living with and responding to Climate Change. Sign up for the newsletter to get notices of the webinars.
Environmental Resources: Websites
Environmental Resources: Videos
Documents of Interest
"The Value of Trees" - How helping the environment can be economically beneficial
"Optimism in Tough Times" - Paul Hawken
Resources for Kids
NASA EO Kids - The NASA Earth Observatory has activities and materials for kids ages 9-14 showing how NASA studies the earth from space, from the air, and from the land.
Access NASA podcasts, videos, e-books, and virtual tours