Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Hosts Annual Symposium for Environment and Education

For 21 years, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. has sponsored an annual Symposium for Environment and Education, challenging middle school students in partner communities to identify an environmental issue and work towards a solution. The symposium fosters teamwork and helps teachers to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts. It also aligns with the company’s business […]

This Halloween, Embrace the Creepy-Crawlies!

Part 2: Spiders Spiders may resemble insects, but they are actually arachnids, with eight legs and two body segments. This is in contrast to insects, which have six legs and three body segments. Although they have venomous fangs, most spiders are too small to be a threat to humans. Many spiders eat insects and other […]

This Halloween, Embrace the Creepy-Crawlies!

Part 1: Millipedes and Centipedes Contrary to what their names imply, centipedes and millipedes do not have 100 or 1,000 feet. Millipedes have two pairs of legs per body segment, while centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment. These distantly-related groups are widespread and abundant. They are found on all continents except Antarctica, […]

WHC & BGE Host Event for Local Middle Schoolers

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) held an event for Patuxent Valley Middle School students in cooperation with Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) on April 8, 2015.  Three WHC employees and 12 BGE employees participated, along with 24 students, three teachers, and two parents.  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Stream Challenge Grant supported the event, […]

WHC Introduces Project WET to MD Teachers

With the help of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently organized two teacher training workshops that introduced educators in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area to the Project WET Foundation and the organization’s award-winning water resource education materials for grades K-12. On Monday, April 6, Sandy Spring Friends School […]

Helping Wildlife during a Drought

As every wildlife team member knows, water is one of the four required components of habitat. Much of the United States is facing record high temperatures and drought conditions this summer. In addition to worrying about the corn crop, you may also be concerned about your wildlife habitat projects. Although native plants are adapted to […]