Elms Environmental Center

The home of outdoor environmental science for St. Mary's County Public Schools.


The St. Mary's County Commission on the Environment (CoE) invites you to participate in the 2022 Sustainability Awards Program. The goal of these awards is to recognize outstanding St Mary’s County students/schools, restaurants, businesses, non-profits, farms/Ag, individuals/households for their environmental stewardship, resource conservation, innovative best practices and pollution prevention. Apply here by 2/28/23.

Fifth graders canoeing

Field Studies, Elms to Go, MD Green Schools, FAQs

Monarch laying eggs

Free native plants are available for community based projects and for sale to the general public.

Basic birding class in session

There are many ways to be a part of the excitement at The Elms.

Audubon Christmas Bird count participants

New events are added regularly.

fourth graders dipnetting

Student work, animals of the Elms, cool links...

aerial photo of the Elms site

"The Elms" is the home of outdoor environmental science for St. Mary's County Public Schools.

We have been creating video based lessons, for all grade levels. Completed videos may be found HERE or on our YouTube channel.