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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science offers courses for K-12 educators. All courses listed are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for Continuing Professional Development credits.

Effective Science Communication Skills to Build the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards and Leaders
MSDE: CPD: 21-67-03C
2 Continuing Professional Development credits $149

As seen by the enduring impact of writers from Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, major societal changes have only occurred when complex scientific problems are communicated in a way that is informative, accessible, and action-driven. This self-paced online course will share the easy-to-learn techniques that our scientists use to help make your students better science communicators. Learn how to integrate the best of both graphics and the written word so that your students are equipped to tell “the whole story.” REGISTER

Data Tells a Story! Learning, Creating, and Developing Environmental Report Cards
MSDE: CPD: 21-67-22C 2 CPDs
2 Continuing Professional Development credits $149

This self-paced online course is designed for any learner with an interest in effective data presentation and science communication. Learn the skills you need so that your students communicate like our scientists using the very familiar format of a report card. Socio-environmental report cards are the tool used to synthesize data into stories to both inform and engage. Walk away with a Student Action Project for your classroom. REGISTER

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