Jul
27
9:00am 9:00am

Growing into Green Jobs: A Listening Session

This event will bring together young people-- including middle and high school students and young adults from a number of different youth development programs -- and organizations in an effort to hear from the youth we all serve. We want to gather their ideas for solutions to streamline the connection and improve the pathway between environmentally literate students and opportunities for them in an emerging green economy. This will be an opportunity for youth who have participated in green career programs to influence and help guide the professionals and organizations on how to improve our programs and be more effective, accessible, and inclusive. The information we learn from them will also influence future actions and recommendations from us – Project Green Classrooms*, the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition, and the Chesapeake Bay Program Diversity Workgroup. A brief agenda can be found below. A more detailed version will be sent before the event.

If you are an organization that wants to attend you are also welcomed and encouraged to have the young people from your programs participate. Please consider bringing a small number (up to five) who would benefit from this event and who will actively contribute to the exchange. Just make sure each attendee is registered.

Please complete the registration form by Friday, 7/7/17. The form can be found here: tinyurl.com/GreenCareersListening

Agenda:

9:00 Kickoff Celebration (optional)

9:30 Welcome / Introductions

9:50 Guest Speaker

10:15 Youth Panel

10:45 Breakout Session: Small groups work together to create the perfect green job development experience

11:30 How will we use today’s ideas? Discussion, take home messages and commitments

12:00 Youth Networking Activity and brown bag lunch (optional)

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Apr
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Patapsco Regional Greenway, Carroll County Public Meeting

  • South Carroll Community Center, Dining Room Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), on behalf of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, is conducting a study to develop a concept plan for the Patapsco Regional Greenway, a proposed shared-use path through the Patapsco Valley from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to Sykesville in Carroll County. 

The public is invited to provide comments on this proposed greenway at this meeting.

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Mar
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

Patapsco Regional Greenway, Howard County Public Meeting

  • Howard County Library, Miller Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), on behalf of the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, is conducting a study to develop a concept plan for the Patapsco Regional Greenway, a proposed shared-use path through the Patapsco Valley from the Inner Harbor of Baltimore to Sykesville in Carroll County. 

The public is invited to provide comments on this proposed greenway at this meeting.

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Audubon's Baltimore Birding Weekend
Mar
23
10:30am10:30am

Audubon's Baltimore Birding Weekend

Audubon's Baltimore Birding Weekend is an event hosted by Patterson Park Audubon Center (pattersonpark.audubon.org) & Conservation Community Consulting. Together, we are planning Baltimore’s first urban birding festival, which will consist of an exciting itinerary of bird watching field trips entirely within the city limits. These green spaces are vital to exhausted and hungry birds looking to rest and refuel during migration. That makes spring the ideal time to catch a glimpse of these international travelers as they stop by Baltimore’s green spaces for a brief visit on their way to summer nesting in the north!

Join us for guided walks (and a paddle) all over town, followed by Tally Rallies at local breweries. Let's see how many species we can find in these urban oases! Then finish the weekend cheering on the Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays!

For more information, the schedule, and to purchase tickets for the birding field trips visit http://baltimorebirding.com

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Green Opportunity & Job Fair
Jan
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Green Opportunity & Job Fair

  • Coppin State University, Talon Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition is proud to announce our first annual Green Opportunity and Job Fair 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

The fair is located in the Talon Center and attendees can park in Lot F adjacent to the Center.

We are hoping to help young adults find a pathway into the conservation field by bringing together a wide variety of opportunities into one place. The fair will engage attendees in four main topics: 

  • Jobs and job training opportunities currently available: Summer and year long positions, both full-time and part-time, in addition to career and certification opportunities 
  • Things people can do to bring conservation into their community: Restoring vacant lots, upcoming community events, urban farming, tips on accessing community building resources
  • Volunteer Opportunities with Baltimore-based conservation organizations: Volunteering at parks, wildlife biologists, or technicians to learn more about careers in the field
  • Job Skill Development: Resume/interview coaching, discussing pathways to conservation careers with current conservation professionals

Registration is strongly encouraged. Attendees can register at http://tinyurl.com/GBWCOppReg

Current Organizations Attending: National Aquarium, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, The Chesapeake Bay Program, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Parks & People Foundation, Chesapeake Conservancy, Center for Chesapeake Youth Development, Civic Works Baltimore Center for Green Careers, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  If you are an Organization or Agency that would like to participate please register here http://tinyurl.com/GBWCOppOrg

For any other questions or inquiries please contact us at greenoppfair@gmail.org.

 

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