I am an environmental biologist originally from the northern panhandle of WV. I've been developing science content and associated teacher professional development for nearly 20 years. For the last 12+ years I have served as the education coordinator at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg MD, specializing in K-12 curriculum development, teacher professional development, and the use of schoolyards for science investigations. We were recently awarded a NOAA B-Wet capacity building grant to support the development of more and better Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEEs). This effort entails creating and supporting teams of Maryland curriculum developers and non-formal educators to develop MWEEs aligned to Maryland Environmental Literacy standards as well as NGSS.