Elms Environmental Education Center

The Home of Environmental Education for St. Mary's County Public Schools.

Teacher and SMCPS Staff Portal

SMCPS password required

Thank you to all those who came out to support us and our Native Plant Nursery at Plant-a-Palooza 2019!

Celebrate Our Newest Green Schools and Center!

Congratulations to Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary,

Mechanicsville Elementary, and The Elms!

Captain Walter Francis Duke is our newest Green School, and Mechanicsville and The Elms successfully completed their second recertifications. Click here to see The Elms' application.

For guidance on certifying or recertifying as a MAEOE Green School, see MAEOE's Getting Started: Step-by-Step Guide, and contact us at elms@smcps.org.

View all our current Green Schools here.

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 Environmental Education for St. Mary's County Public Schools.