.|  The BES Education Community
We welcome the participation of anyone interested in helping us learn and teach about the urban ecosystem of Baltimore; K-12 teachers, informal educators, in-service teachers or teachers of future educators.

Core sampling   Image: Steward Pickett

Dr. Berkowitz instructs teachers during the 2009 BES Teacher Institute.Photo: Bess Caplan
The BES Education Leadership Team
Members of this team participate in monthly conference calls to provide guidance and support for BES education work.
  • Dr. Alan Berkowitz Education Team Leader, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Ms. Bess Caplan - Ecology Education Program Leader, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
  • Dr. Quin Holifield - Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service
  • Dr. Ali Whitmer Assistant Dean for Sciences, Georgetown College, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Sarah Haines - Director, Center for Science and Math Education, Towson University
BES Education Advisory Committee
Members of this committee are actively engaged in BES education and represent a diversity of knowledge, interests, and resources in environmental and ecology education.
  • Dr. Anila Asghar, Johns Hopkins University. Science Education.
  • Dr. Susan Blunck, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Secondary Education.
  • Ms. Jackie Carrera, Parks & People Foundation. Baltimore NGO Networks.
  • Mr. Charles A. Davis, Maryland Naturalist Center, Ecologist.
  • Ms. Monica Elser, Arizona State University. CAP Education Coordinator. LTER.
  • Dr. Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Rutgers University. Science Education Research.
  • Mr. Jim O'Leary, Maryland Science Center. Informal Science Education.
  • Dr. Mary Rivkin, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Early Childhood Education.
  • Dr. Jonathan Singer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Science Education.
  • Dr. Jane Wolfson, Towson University. Undergraduate Education.
Major Collaborators
  • Maryland Science Center
  • Parks & People Foundation
  • Baltimore Partnership for Environmental Science Literacy
    • Baltimore County Public Schools
    • Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Independent Schools of Baltimore
    • Towson University
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
    • Short Grass Steppe LTER
    • Kellogg Biological Station LTER