04 December 2014

New President and CEO of Parks & People Foundation

It has been announced that Elisabeth Millspaugh Schroeder will be President and CEO of Parks & People Foundation beginning in January 2015.  She replaces Jacqueline Carrera who has guided Parks & People since 1993.  Jackie will surely be missed by all.

We welcome Ms Schroeder and look forward to working together with her.  


SAVE THE DATE: Watershed 263 Advisory Council

Date & Time:      Wednesday, December 10, 6pm to 8pm

Location:              Bon Secours Community Works, 26 N Fulton Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21223.

Meeting agenda includes:

1.        A discussion about the city’s house demolition process.
2.       The MS4 storm water plan and the new Storm Water Advisory Committee.
3.       The future role and structure of the Council.
4.       Info sharing session – upcoming community events and activities.

If interested and you would like additional information, please contact Bill Pickens or Catherine Dowling at Parks and People Green Infrastructure and Design, 410.448.5663 x 135, or through this e-mail: Catherine.Dowling@Parksandpeople.org

03 December 2014

Baltimore Data Jam Competition 2015

The BES Education Team is happy to announce that registration for the Baltimore Data Jam Competition is now open. 

Middle and High school student s and their teachers are invited to enter this exciting regional competition designed to demonstrate student creativity and skills to find interesting ways to present Baltimore data sets to non-scientist audiences. 

Project submissions consist of:

1)   A Poster detailing the data set selected, identifying trends or making comparisons with the data, a discussion of new questions and hypotheses about the data, and describing an outreach plan for disseminating information about the dataset to a non-scientist audience; and

2)    A Creative Data Display where students relay the interesting trends or comparisons they discovered in their datasets to a non-scientist audience.  Past creative displays include videos, original songs, physical models and interactive displays. 

We look forward to seeing this year’s competitors’ submissions!  Student teams must be registered by their teachers by March 30, 2015.

More information about the Data Jam can be found on the Education page of the BES website.  http://www.beslter.org/frame5-stuff.html
For more information or questions about BES Education, please contact Bess Caplan at caplanb@caryinstitute.org.