HEMS Green Team plans celebration

Save the date! HEMS is organizing a cleanup event on April 12th in celebration of Earth Day.

“We really want to make this Earth Day project a major event, and so we hope the local community will be involved alongside the students and teachers,” says Claire McNamara, second grade teacher at HEMS and a member of the school’s Green Team. “The event will include a cleanup of the schoolyard and caring for and planting around the space. It’s a great opportunity to bring the school and community members together to make the space cleaner and greener.”

HEMS has been increasing its focus on green issues and environmental education in recent years. Currently, HEMS is in the process of applying to become an officially designated Maryland Green School.

As the school works to reclaim and clean up the back courtyard area, it is looking for people with expertise in gardens (especially shade gardens) to advise and help with designing and caring for the space.  

Contact the school at 410-396-6004 for more information.