ABOUT OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Living Classrooms Foundation provides students of all ages and abilities with outstanding opportunities for experiential learning.
Living Classrooms Foundation uses hands-on education and a low teacher-to-student ratio and hands-on learning to make science come alive for students.
Living Classrooms Foundation and the National Aquarium also offer several grant-funded programs for specific Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools.
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Both of these innovative education programs are managed by Living Classrooms Foundation and made possible by grant funding.
School Leadership in Urban Runoff Reduction Program (SLURRP) is a South Baltimore Gateway Partnership funded program that educates students about storm water runoff and the effects that it has on their "schoolshed." This program combines outreach programs led by Living Classrooms Foundations, teacher-led lessons, action projects, and an immersive full-day field trip to Masonville Cove to provide students with a Meaningful Watershed Education Experience (MWEE).
Baltimore Environmental Education Summer Math and Reading Trailblazers (BEE SMART) is a summer program for rising 3rd through 5th grade students that uses STEM as a vehicle to motivate student learning, increase participants' reading levels, and ultimately prevent summer learning loss. The BEE SMART program is based out of South Baltimore, but provides opportunities for students to spend time at multiple locations (including Masonville Cove) throughout the summer.
GRANT-FUNDED PROGRAMS FOR MASONVILLE AREA SCHOOLS
Living Classrooms Foundation works with other education and youth programs to offer valuable environmental and outdoor education and recreation opportunities.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth selects academically gifted students from the United States and around the world to participate in three Living Classrooms Foundation summer programs. One group is involved in a Chesapeake Bay Ecology program. These students will spend half their camp experience at Notre Dame College in Baltimore studying the Bay with Living Classrooms Foundation educators. The other half of the program they will be in the field on the skipjack Sigsbee.
Bay Buddies serves 80 students with special needs, ages 5-21, with a unique summer enrichment program.The primary goal of the program is to provide students with opportunities to engage and maintain knowledge in fun and positive learning environments. The program uses hands-on learning experiences while students explore Baltimore to reinforce standards and life skills measured by the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) for special needs students as required by the Maryland State Department