1.2.1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The staff at Fruitland Intermediate has worked together to support the Maryland Green School program. On August 29th, 2017 Green Leader Gerrie Wiersberg (WCBOE Science Coach/STEM) met with Fruitland faculty and presented the Maryland Green School Program requirements.
1.2.2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Several of our staff members attended the professional development in "Wildlife Education" at the Ward Museum in Salisbury. This workshop was led by Bruce Travers, Aurelio Giannitti, and Gerrie Wiersberg. The class helped teachers develop an awareness of our concerns for land, its resources and its continued viability. This was extremely relevant, as climate change has made a significant impact on the Eastern Shore. Lessons were shared that gave opportunities for students to learn methods for investigations in science, and how to formulate research. The lessons allowed children to mirror professional scientists and prepared them to become stewards of wildlife conservation.