February 6, 2013
On October 24th, Living Classrooms Foundation hosted the grand opening of the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. Lt. Governor Brown, Congressman Sarbanes, Will Shafroth from the U.S. Department of Interior, students and supporters from the neighboring communities all came together to officially open this 54-acre property. For the last 10 years, Living Classrooms has been working under the leadership of our Vice President of Education, Scott Raymond, to fulfill this vision of creating an environmental campus that serves the community and thousands of students annually. We have partnered with 10 schools in South Baltimore, and in addition, will serve thousands of students throughout the city and state, while also providing access to the Patapsco River for the community. This site was once a major dumping ground dating back to the Baltimore City fire of 1904. Thanks to support from the Maryland Port Administration, the Governor, the Department of the Environment, and the community, Living Classrooms was selected by the community and the Port as a lead partner to manage the development of the education program and site usage. There is now a beautiful dock that can accommodate our educational vessels, which allows us to conduct land and sea programs in conjunction with the 5,000 square foot “green” education building. Living Classrooms educators are based there daily serving students.