Connection Inspires Action
A project several years in the making, the James M. Stine Environmental Center is an open space for teachers and students to take learning outside. The center includes a spectacular stone-tiered classroom, walking trails, a counsel ring, a challenge course with low-ropes to promote team building, and an artist reflection area.
Teachers and students alike find creative ways to use the center — from staging a production of Midsummer Night's Dream and hosting our Middle School Coffeehouses to team building on the ropes course and creating artistic representations of how local foliage decomposes over time. We use the center to educate our students explicitly about conservation and sustainability, but also to cultivate an appreciation for our home along the Severn River.
To become a true steward of the environment, you have to make real connections that foster compassion and inspire action. At our Teel Campus back door, the James M. Stine Environmental Center is a place to examine, study and enjoy our natural landscape while learning about the larger impact we have on the Earth.