Volunteers cleaning up wooded area
EPA's mid-Atlantic region hosts and supports a number of environmental education programs to educate and empower members of the local community. Community members learn about things like smoke, lead and asbestos and how they can harm not only the environment but human health too. They also learn how to think critically about environmental problems in their area and how to remedy them.
The Student Environmental Development Program is an environmental education and leadership development program. The students are taught by a middle school science teacher and receive topic lectures and communication skills from EPA staff and local professionals. They participate in hands-on activities, outdoor education and field trips which supplement their classroom instruction.
Partnerships between EPA Mid-Atlantic Region, four Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two non-profit organizations, and two state agencies reach out to the local community to provide high school and college degree programs in environmental technology and science leading to careers in environmental protection.
Regional Environmental Education Program worked with EPA to integrate the EPA pollution prevention program in grades 9-12 by creating a curriculum for the five states and District of Columbia in EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.
Received funding from EPA's mid-Atlantic region:
GLOBE - Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment
A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global levels. Their mission is to promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.
The Village Environmental Education Partnership on Germantown Avenue
The program teaches Philadelphia children about the environment through the study of native bird species and creation of bird habitats. By focusing on native bird species, students gain an understanding about the interconnection of all life between individuals and the environment.
Lead Safe Babies
Designed to educate mothers and families about the effective techniques for reducing the risk of lead poisoning, a threat particularly dangerous to small children. The program addresses lead hazards in the home where the greatest threat of lead poisoning occurs.