Highlighted Events in Wicomico Schools
Friday, Feb. 10
Deadline for students to register for the March 11 administration of the SAT
Friday, Feb. 10
System-wide Casual Day for the Wicomico County Education Association Scholarship Fund
All Wicomico County Public Schools and Offices
Saturday, Feb. 11
Administration of the ACT for students registered by the Jan. 13 deadline
Saturday, Feb. 11
Salisbury Middle School
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Saturday classes are offered throughout the 2016-2017 school year for students in grades 4/5 and 6/7/8. The next STEM Saturday will be held Feb. 11, with students in grades 4-5 exploring “Ready, Set, Aim: Building a Catapult to Demonstrate a Lever” and middle schoolers working on “SumoBots: Design/Compete with a Sumo Wrestling LEGO Robot.” All STEM Saturdays take place from 10 a.m.-noon. Locations will vary.
STEM Saturdays are free for Wicomico County students in grades 4 through 8. Anyone interested in attending a STEM Saturday event must pre-register, and early registration is recommended as the courses fill up early. For a detailed schedule and registration form, see the STEM Saturday 2016-2017 flyer at http://wcboe.org/instruction_student_services/programs/stem_program. For information contact Gretchen Boggs at 410-677-4504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Saturdays will also be held:
March 11: “Magnetism: Electricity’s Mysterious Cousin” for elementary, “Geocaching: Exploration Using a GPS” for middle school. At Salisbury University.
April 8: “The Sun, Moon & Stars: Our Night Sky and Celestial Bodies” for elementary, at Parkside High, and “Plant the Planet” for middle school. At Parkside High School.
Saturday, Feb. 11
GEAR UP: The Saturday Academy
Salisbury Middle School
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is partnering with Wor-Wic Community College to offer The Saturday Academy, a series of free College & Career Workshops for GEAR UP students and free College informational workshops for GEAR UP parents. GEAR UP students are current 9th graders at Bennett, Parkside and Wicomico High Schools.
GEAR UP is a program made possible through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This program is designed to prepare students and families academically and financially to enroll and succeed in postsecondary (college or technical school) education. GEAR UP began working with the Class of 2020 in middle school and will continue to support students as they progress through high school on to graduation.
On Feb. 11, GEAR UP students will be able to participate in “Math in Motion” while parents attend sessions on dual enrollment and Wicomico County’s Career Technology Education (CTE) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
Anyone interested in attending The Saturday Academy should pre-register as soon as possible, as workshops fill up quickly. Transportation may be available. For more information, please contact Jackie Leggett at (410)677-5994, email@example.com.
Date & Location
Student College & Career Workshops
Parent Session 1 (10am -11am)
Parent Session 2
“Math in Motion”
Participants will engage not only their minds, but also their bodies as they explore mathematics.
“Dual Enrollment- Starting CollegeEarly”
Learn how your child can earncollege credits in high school.
“Wicomico CountyAcademic Programs”
An overview of the CareerTechnology Education (CTE)and Advanced Placement(AP) Programs
“Bugs… Bugs… Bugs:The Microbial World”
Students will observe pureculturesof bacteria, make smears
of bacteria on microscope slides,
stain their smears, and observetheir bacteria under a microscope.
“Academic Opportunitiesat WWCC for Parents”
An overview of Wor-credit and continuing education courses at Wor-Wic.
Learn how to use this onlinetool to help your child builda plan towards College andCareer.
“The Webs We Weave”
Examine the interconnectedness ofFood Chains & Food Webs.
What you need to know about upcoming testing: PARCC, HSA, PSAT, AP, SAT and Accuplacer
“Wicomico CountySummer Programs”
An overview of the SummerSchool original credit optionsand GEAR UP enrichment &academic camps
Wor-Wic Community College
“It’s HOT in Here! Thermoregulation in Mice”
Explore how different environ- mental temperatures influence metabolic rate in mice.
“Tool box for College”
Information parents need to know onhow to start their children on the rightpath to college.
“Tour the Campus”
Visit the campus centers forthe various degree programs offered.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m.
Monthly Meeting of Wicomico County Board of Education
Board of Education Auditorium
The February meeting of the Wicomico County Board of Education will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Board of Education Auditorium at 101 Long Ave., Salisbury. The agenda will be posted online: Go to www.wcboe.org; click on the BoardDocs box (left side of home page) to view the agenda. The meeting will be livestreamed and will also be viewable after the meeting: https://www.wcboe.org/leadership/board_of_education/watch_board_meetings. The meeting will also be aired on PAC 14. 410-677-4561
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Superintendent’s Open Door Session
Office of Wicomico County Public Schools, Northgate Drive, Salisbury
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin will hold a Superintendent’s Open Door Session from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Wicomico County Public Schools building, 2424 Northgate Drive (behind Lowe’s), Salisbury. Open Door Sessions throughout the 2016-2017 school year provide the opportunity for people to meet one-on-one with the superintendent to express concerns, offer comment, or ask questions on any issue involving Wicomico schools. No appointment is needed. Each visitor will have approximately 15 minutes to meet with the superintendent. Open Door Sessions are also scheduled for 4-6 p.m. March 15, April 19 and May 17. 410-677-4495
Thursday, Feb. 16
Wicomico Public Library, Salisbury
The next Parent University event, on Thursday, Feb. 16, will focus on “Understanding PARCC.” PARCC testing is right around the corner for students in grades 3-8 and some high school students. Parents are invited to learn more about PARCC at the upcoming Parent University workshop, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Wicomico Public Library. Questions to be addressed include: What will be tested on PARCC? How will my child’s scores be used? How can the scores be used to improve my child’s performance in school? Child care is provided for children ages 3-12. Children ages 3- 5 will participate in the Children’s Activity room. Children in grades 1-8 can bring their homework to complete in the Homework Lab. Space is limited to the first 50 responses. Please email or call Faye Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org, (410) 677-4529 or Beth Sheller: email@example.com, (410) 677-4453.
Monday, Feb. 20
Schools and Central Office closed
Friday, Feb. 24
System-wide Casual Day for the Eastern Shore Reading Council
All Wicomico County Public Schools and Offices
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night
James M. Bennett Auditorium
A Wicomico County Board of Education Awards & Recognitions Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium. The Board will recognize outstanding students, staff, schools, and programs.
Wednesday, March 1
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) for 11th-Grade Students
All Wicomico County High Schools
The Wicomico County Public School System is excited to offer the School-Day SAT® at no cost in all Wicomico County high schools on Wednesday, March 1. All 11th grade students will have the opportunity to test for free during school hours, at each of our high schools. High school students who are not taking the SAT on March 1 will have late arrival that day.
The school system is committed to administering the SAT to all 11th graders as a measure of the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013, and expects all 11th grade students to take the test. Offering the test during school hours allows students to participate without changing their routines or missing commitments such as work or extracurricular activities. Major benefits of a School-Day SAT® administration include improving access and convenience, increasing overall student participation, creating a college-going-culture, and minimizing test-day stress because students are in a familiar location with familiar staff.
The SAT® is a curriculum-based, high-stakes test that will provide an important measure of academic achievement as students prepare for post-secondary college and career opportunities. Participation in the SAT® also gives students valuable skills feedback, connects them with scholarship opportunities, and helps them select the best fit for college. SAT® diagnostic information will enable educators to identify and compare college and career readiness of the students, schools, and districts using an objective scale and benchmark. The SAT® is also used by colleges and universities as part of their undergraduate admission process.
11th Grade students will register for the School-Day SAT® at their high school. No action is required from parents. Students will receive a voucher card with a unique 12-character code that will be used to register. Students will use their Wicomico County Public Schools e-mail account to register. School Assessment Facilitators at each high school will guide the students through the process. Students with disabilities, who have been approved for accommodations by College Board, will be asked to provide their Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) eligibility code during the registration process. If you submitted a SSD Parent Consent Form, and are awaiting a decision from College Board, your child should register for standard testing. Once a decision has been made, we will contact the SSD office to adjust his/her registration.
Students and parents who have questions about the School-Day SAT® should contact their school’s School Assessment Facilitator.
Saturday, March 4
5th annual Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne
A spelling champion from each Wicomico County Public School with students in grades 4-8 will compete with other Lower Shore spellers in the 5th annual Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne. (Schools will conduct classroom and school bees to name a champion and an alternate by Feb. 6.) The Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee will take place in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts, and is open to the public. Classmates, teachers and other supporters are invited to attend. In the event of bad weather, please check a special new website: www.umes.edu/bee or monitor UMES News Facebook for any last-minute changes or announcements.
Saturday, March 4
Destination Imagination Eastern Region Tournament
Salisbury Middle School
Thursday, March 9
Summer Expo and More!
At James M. Bennett High School
Plan to attend Summer Expo and More on Thursday, March 9 for an evening of family engagement for students’ academic success and summer learning opportunities. This district-wide ‘walk-in/walk-around’ event is designed to provide resources to families for continuing their children’s social and academic success. It will be held at James M. Bennett High School, from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be representatives from organizations such as Crown Sports, Discovery Center, Girl Scouts, and the Salisbury Zoo with information on their summer programs. Parents can get information on applying for prekindergarten and registering for kindergarten, as well as guidance in selecting middle and high school courses. Twelve mini-seminars on topics such as STOP Summer Slide, Naviance, Dual Enrollment, and Career & Technology Education will also be offered. For more information, please contact Beth Sheller, firstname.lastname@example.org or Faye Wilson, email@example.com – you may also call (410) 677-4529.
Friday, March 24
6th annual Elementary School Chess Tournament
Westside Intermediate School
Elementary chess players should save the date of Friday, March 24 for the 6th annual Elementary Chess Tournament, which will be held at Westside Intermediate School in Hebron. Entry forms and other information will be available soon. Please note that all chess players are welcome to enter; students do not need to be part of a school chess club to participate.
Saturday, April 1
Event held at James M. Bennett High, Open to Whole Community
An assortment of free health screenings will be made available to anyone who attends Peninsula Regional Health System’s LiveWell HealthFest: An event for all ages, at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury on Saturday, April 1. Live Well HealthFest, presented in partnership with the Wicomico County Board of Education, will be held rain or shine 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Details to come.
Saturday, April 1
Destination Imagination State Tournament
University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville
Friday, April 7
WCBOE Fun Run/Walk for Wellness & Literacy
Details to come!
Opportunities to Support Our Students and Schools
Feb. 17-19 and 23-26
JMB’s 19th annual Rock & Roll Revival
James M. Bennett Auditorium, Salisbury
James M. Bennett High School's annual showcase of Clipper talent, the James M. Bennett High School Rock & Roll Revival, will be performed Feb. 17-19 and 23-26 in the James M. Bennett Auditorium. This year’s show theme is “Mind Body Soul,” with great songs from five decades of music.
Students sing, dance, play the music, and work in many areas behind the scenes to put on this highly successful show at the JMB Auditorium, which reopened in time for this year’s shows after flooding last fall. More than 120 students are involved in the show, close to 10% of the students of JMB; many staff members also participate. Net proceeds benefit the JMB PTSA, which supports the entire school. Show director is Christie Wersen, music directors Alex Wersen (JMB 2004) and Larry Wersen, choreography director Katie Nuttall (JMB 2011), and producers Chris Wilde and Margaret Engler.
Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, and then 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are $15 for the Thursday night show and $20 for the weekend shows. Almost all shows sell out, so it’s best to secure your tickets early. Tickets are now available at the Bank of Delmarva branch on Eastern Shore Drive. Tickets are also available online, at https://jmbrockrollrevival.ticketleap.com. There is a small service fee for online ticket purchases.
For ticket or show information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Margaret Engler at 410-726-3211. Check out show news on Facebook at JMB Rock & Roll Revival.
Saturday, March 11
Big Bucks Bingo to Benefit Wicomico High Class of 2017
Salisbury Moose Lodge
Wicomico High School will hold its annual Big Bucks Bingo on Saturday, March 11 to benefit the Class of 2017. The Big Bucks Bingo event will take place at the Salisbury Moose Lodge, doors and kitchen opening at 5:30 p.m. for concession sales. Bingo games will begin at 6 p.m. The night will feature $2,000 in cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Must be 18 or older to play. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets or information please call the WiHi office at 410-677-5146 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 22, from 5-8 p.m.
Baxter Enterprises McDonald’s Spirit Night for Glen Avenue Elementary
McDonald's on Tilghman Road (just off of Route 50 near the Dunkin Donuts and Food Lion)
Glen Avenue Elementary staff members will work alongside McDonald’s crew members throughout the evening, and a portion of sales that night will benefit the school. Glen Avenue families and the community are invited to participate by coming out that night.
Saturday, March 25
Ultimate Bingo with Coach, Spartina & More, to Benefit JMB Athletic Teams
James M. Bennett High
James M. Bennett High School will hold its annual Ultimate Bingo with Coach, Spartina & More on Saturday, March 25 to benefit JMB athletic teams. The Ultimate Bingo event will take place in the JMB cafeteria, doors and kitchen opening for concession sales at 5 p.m. and bingo games beginning at 6 p.m. Twenty games of regular bingo (U-Win, U-Pick your prize. Bags will be filled with gift certificates.) The night will also feature a Chinese auction, JMB Treasure Chest, door prizes, silent auction, and 50/50. Bring canned goods to receive a ticket for a special drawing. Must be 18 or older to play. Tickets $20. For tickets or information please call the JMB office at 410-677-5141 or 410-251-5032, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 13
Bingomania to Support Mardela Middle and High Bands
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
the Eastern Shore’s largest bingo cash prize event, returns to the
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, May 13. Doors open at 5
p.m. for early bird games and regular games begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission
to Bingomania includes all regular and special games, including the
Jumbo Jackpot Game. Regular game payouts are $500 while special games
will pay out $1000. The Jumbo Jackpot Game pays a maximum of $10,000
depending upon attendance. Increase your chances of winning and help a
local food bank at the same time by bringing three non-perishable food
items to the event. Those who do will receive three additional cards for
the first early bird game. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and
$55 per person at the door, fees may apply to ticket prices. Tickets are
on sale now at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office (500
Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD; M-F, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.), online at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org
and by phone at 410-548-4911. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Middle
and High School Bands. For more information contact the Mardela
Band-Aides at 410-677-5170. See more
Westside Schools’ PTA Discount Cards Available
Westside Primary School and Westside Intermediate School are currently selling discount cards for $10 each. Proceeds from the sale of the cards go directly to the schools to benefit students. PTA funds for the two schools help lower costs of field trips for students, help pay for assemblies to broaden students’ life experiences and background knowledge, help cover subscriptions for magazines with current nonfiction text for students, and help fund field day as well as student incentives. The card often pays for itself the first time you use it in one of the restaurants. Please email email@example.com at Westside Primary or firstname.lastname@example.org at Westside Intermediate about getting a Westside card. (Staff members may arrange to have a card sent through the Pony Mail to them.) Westside Schools thank you, in advance, for your support.
News You Can Use
Applications Now Being Accepted for Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council Scholarships and Grants to Support Young Artists
The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council is proud to once again announce the opening of its scholarship application process for the 2017-2018 school year. Listed below, you will find each scholarship or grant and some of the basic guidelines. Differing amounts of financial assistance may be awarded, according to qualifications and subject to availability of funding.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 27. Auditions will be held March 18. For more information, contact SWAC at email@example.com, call (410) 543-2787, or go online to www.GetSWAC.org.
Herbert D. Brent Arts Scholarship: For applicants who are either a high school senior or full time college student (12 credit hours per semester minimum), enrolled in formal academic study leading to a certificated or degree in the visual, performing, playwrighting, media or communication arts (minor or major). The applicant must reside in Wicomico County, or attend college in Wicomico County, or be a legal resident of Wicomico County who is attending college elsewhere.
Paul S. Hyde Arts Scholarship: For applicants who are either a high school senior or full time college student (12 credit hours per semester minimum), enrolled in formal academic study leading to a certificate or degree in the playwrighting or performing arts AND be a graduate of the Wicomico County Public School system. The applicant must reside in Wicomico County, or attend college in Wicomico County, or be a legal resident of Wicomico County who is attending college elsewhere. This is a merit based scholarship, as opposed to financial need scholarship.
Douglas I. Smith Memorial Grant for Youth Arts Experiences: This grant opportunity is available to children, parents, and youth leaders who are interested in voice or instrumental music, acting, visual arts, or dance. For those struggling with limited resources, this grant could be used for school-aged individuals ages 16 and under. Funds may also be used by program leaders to provide arts education for a youth arts group. This award is both merit and financial need based. Audition required for individual applicants. Prepare a written description of the project, projected outcome, personal results, and proven financial need. Find references, one in your proposed field, and one personal. There is no limit to the number of times you can apply. See application for further details.
Nominations for 2017 “Light of Literacy” Awards Accepted until Feb. 28
Know someone who is lighting the way for others in literacy? Nominate that person for a Light of Literacy Award through the Friends of the Wicomico Public Library. Nominees help others improve their reading and literacy skills, giving them a necessary tool to become lifelong learners. Nomination information and forms are posted at www.lightofliteracy.org. Winners and nominees will be honored at an awards breakfast Thursday, April 20 from 8-10 a.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Tickets for the breakfast are $20.
Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28 for these six Light of Literacy awards:
Youth Award (individuals and groups, up to age 18)
Adult Award (someone over 18 years old)
Educator (an individual who works in the education profession with students from birth to the 12th grade)
Higher Education (an individual who works, teaches or attends formal, post-high school instruction)
Business Award (for-profit organization)
Organization Award (non-profit organization)
Nominee submissions can be mailed to Friends Awards, c/o Wicomico Public Library, 122 S. Division St., Salisbury, MD 21801, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted online at www.lightofliteracy.org, where additional information on the awards is posted. 410-749-3612, ext. 141 or email@example.com
Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest” for Middle, High School Students through March 1
Middle and high school students can nominate a favorite teacher for recognition through the Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest.” Entries will be accepted until March 1 at the Barnes & Noble in Salisbury, by mail or hand delivery. To nominate a favorite teacher, a student will need to write an essay, poem or thank you letter explaining how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate or admire that teacher. Entries should be 500 words or less, in English, typed on letter-size white paper. An entry form (available online, with other information, at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/my-favorite-teacher signed by a parent or guardian, must accompany the entry. Visit Barnes & Noble for more information and entry forms. The student whose entry is chosen as the winner will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the store alongside the winning teacher, who will win recognition and a special award. Regional teacher winners will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card. The national winner will receive a $5,000 award, as will the teacher’s school.
Nominate a Teacher to Be a 47 ABC/WMDT Teacher Who Makes A Difference
Local TV station 47 ABC (WMDT) supports teachers throughout the school year by giving Teacher Who Makes a Difference recognition, sponsored by Accurate Optical. WMDT receives nominations and surprises recipients in their classrooms. Submissions may come from students, parents, colleagues or anyone in the community. Nominate a deserving teacher today! http://www.wmdt.com/teacher-who-makes-a-difference/30119644
UMES “Rhythm & Hues” Arts & Entertainment Calendar Now Available
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Spring 2017 “Rhythm & Hues” Arts & Entertainment Calendar is now available. An electronic copy can be viewed at www.umes.edu/events. A link can also be found on the UMES Home Page. Events are open to the community and many are free.
February opens with “Women of Color Working with Color,” a Black History Month exhibit in the Mosely Gallery followed by a dizzying line-up of Homecoming events, wrapping up with special Black History Month performance on Feb. 25 by the Dayton (Ohio) Contemporary Dance Company.
UMES’ Department of Fine Arts fills March with recitals, concerts and exhibits. A special Women’s History Month one-woman play, “Ain’t I a Woman,” takes place March 30. UMES takes part in the grand opening of the long-anticipated Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center March 11 and 12.
Dinner Theatre returns in April after a one-year hiatus. Also new this spring, a special performance by Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa on April 14, an inaugural play in the Wilson Hall Black Box Theatre March 21 & 22 and 28 & 29, and a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday April 25 with a Centennial Jazz Celebration in, where else, the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.
The semester winds down in May with soulful Gospel Revival Nights and a Gospel concert and the Mosely Gallery’s “Senior Show.” Throughout the spring, don’t miss out on the Hospitality and Tourism Management’s Gourmet Luncheon Series or one of the “First Thursday” events at the Hawks’ Corner in Downtown Princess Anne.
Family Portal Open for the 2016-2017 School Year
The Family Portal for parents/guardians and students in grades 3-12 will remain open until noon on the last day of school. Family Portal provides information to parents and guardians and students on grades, assignments, attendance and other details.
To use the Family Portal, go to www.wcboe.org and click on the Family Portal box on the lefthand side. All passwords from the previous school year have been reset, for security purposes. Instructions are below for logging in for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check with your student’s school if you have any questions about using Family Portal or wish to discuss the information you find there about your student.
Family Portal for Parents/Guardians:
Login ID: student’s full last name (all lower case, special characters and spaces removed, not to exceed 14 characters) + first initial of student first name + the last 4 digits of the student’s Social Security Number.
Password: Student’s 5-digit lunch number (available from your student, or call the school). This is temporary; the parent will choose a new password the first time they log on.
Example: Your student is John A. Smith-Jones with the social security number xxx-xx-1234. John’s lunch number is 98765. The login id will be smithjonesj1234 and the temporary password is 98765.
Family Portal for Students:
Login ID: student’s last name (all lower case, special characters and spaces removed, not to exceed 14 characters) + first initial of student first name + the last 5 digits of the student’s local ID number (printed on student schedules and report cards).
Password: Student’s 5-digit lunch number. This is temporary; the student will choose a new password the first time they log on.
Example: Student John A. Smith-Jones with the local Student ID number 110098765 and lunch number 23456. The login id will be smithjonesj98765 and the temporary password is 23456.
Maryland State Parks Will Honor Every Kid in a Park 4th-Grade Passes for the 2016-2017 School Year
Governor Larry Hogan has announced that all 72 Maryland State Parks will honor the federal Every Kid in a Park pass. Fourth graders and their families can access State Parks, as well as Federal sites, for free. Visit https://www.everykidinapark.gov/ to obtain a pass and find federal parks to visit, for both families accompanying individual 4th graders as well as for field trip experiences for 4th grade classes. The pass grants entry for the student and three accompanying adults - or an entire car for drive-in parks - at more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries. The website also offers educators and parents activities, trip planning books, safety and packing tips, and other helpful information. To find Maryland State Parks, go to: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/parkmap.aspx.