June 12, 2014

Brookside Gardens Selected as 2014 Maryland Green Center

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces that Brookside Gardens has been certified as a 2014 Maryland Green Center by The Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE).

Maryland Green Centers are part of the Maryland Green School Program, a nationally recognized program that promotes environmental literacy, sustainability and best practices. Brookside Gardens’ certification was earned through a holistic, integrated approach to incorporating environmental education and practices with community stewardship.

Brookside Gardens, a 50-acre public display garden located within Wheaton Regional Park, supports environmental literacy through curriculum-based programs that have reached more than 3,000 students in the past two years.

Read the news release for more information about the Green Center selection.