We welcome the participation of anyone interested in helping us learn and teach about the urban ecosystem of Baltimore; K-12 teachers, informal educators, in-service teachers or teachers of future educators.

The BES Education Leadership Team
Members of this team participate in monthly conference calls to provide guidance and support for BES education work.

Dr. Alan Berkowitz – Education Team Leader, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Ms. Bess Caplan – Ecology Education Program Leader, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Dr. Quin Holifield – Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service
Dr. Ali Whitmer – Assistant Dean for Sciences, Georgetown College, Georgetown University
Dr. Sarah Haines – Director, Center for Science and Math Education, Towson University

BES Education Advisory Committee 
Members of this committee are actively engaged in BES education and represent a diversity of knowledge, interests, and resources in environmental and ecology education.

Dr. Anila Asghar, Johns Hopkins University, Science Education
Dr. Susan Blunck, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Secondary Education
Ms. Jackie Carrera, Parks & People Foundation. Baltimore NGO Networks
Mr. Charles A. Davis, Maryland Naturalist Center, Ecologist
Ms. Monica Elser, Arizona State University, CAP Education Coordinator LTER
Dr. Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Rutgers University, Science Education Research
Mr. Jim O’Leary, Maryland Science Center, Informal Science Education
Dr. Mary Rivkin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Early Childhood Education
Dr. Jonathan Singer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Science Education
Dr. Jane Wolfson, Towson University, Undergraduate Education

Major Collaborators

  • Maryland Science Center
  • Parks & People Foundation
  • Baltimore Partnership for Environmental Science Literacy
    • Baltimore County Public Schools
    • Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Independent Schools of Baltimore
    • Towson University
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • Johns Hopkins University
  • Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
  • Short Grass Steppe LTER
  • Kellogg Biological Station LTER