Engagement Starts with Education

MPA’s commitment to education is core to its mission to support communities. 

In a single year, MPA brought programs to 292 Maryland classrooms

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MPA educational programs reach over 6,500 students each year


62% of all classrooms served by MPA programs are Title I school classrooms


Award-Winning On-site Facilities

The near-net zero environmental education center at Masonville Cove is a hub for educational programs for area schools and community members. The transformative recreational and educational opportunities at Masonville Cove empower the next generation of environmental and community stewards.

Bringing the Outdoors Into the Classroom

The TERP (Terrapin Education Research Partnership) program is a robust partnership between school systems, the Port of Baltimore, universities, and non-profit groups  that creates opportunities for students to learn about and nurture native wildlife. This program benefits the terrapin population and students alike as baby terrapins are brought into the classrooms across the state of Maryland to be cared for and eventually released back into the wild.

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Investing in Access to Educational Programming

Our digital educational portal offers teachers, students, and homeschool educators rich educational opportunities. The free assets available through the E3 portal include classroom programs, field trips and site tours, e-lessons, professional development workshops, access to community presentations, and more.

Adult Education is a Priority

MPA also prioritizes educational opportunities for adult community members. Community presentations on topics related to dredging, the process of environmental restoration, and the positive impacts of restoration on Maryland’s native wildlife are all a part of the MPA’s adult education outreach offerings.

On-site adult programs include our popular birding programs and trail signage at restoration sites like Poplar Island and Masonville Cove. Birding Programs

Bioblitz event at Masonville Cove as part of Urban Wildlife Conservation Day | September 24, 2022