Media Advisory: MDE Secretary, Attorney General Teach Students About “Grime Crime”

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Maryland Department of the Environment

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Julie Oberg
(410) 537-3003

Robert Ballinger
(410) 537-3012

Media Advisory: MDE Secretary, Attorney General Teach Students About “Grime Crime”

Who

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Shari T. Wilson and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will visit Calverton Middle School in Baltimore City and Eastern Middle School in Montgomery County to conduct a “Grime Crime” program.

When

Tuesday, May 15
9:30 a.m., Calverton Middle School, Baltimore City
1:10 p.m., Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring

Where

Calverton Middle School, 1100 Whitmore Avenue, Baltimore, Md., (410) 396-0581 Whitmore Avenue intersects with U.S. Route 40, Franklin Street.

Eastern Middle School, 300 University Boulevard, Silver Spring, Md., (301) 650-6650
I-495 to University Boulevard East. Turn left at the 1st light onto Franklin Avenue. The school is on the corner.

What

MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will lead the students in an investigation of a “Grime Crime.” MDE’s Emergency Response Division will set up an environmental crime scene. The students will examine the evidence that will include containers of various pollutants and other clues left at the scene. They will interview the Secretary and Attorney General, who will serve as witnesses. The students will answer questions such as “When did the crime occur?” and “What did the witnesses see?” to determine who committed the crime. The students will gain an understanding of how environmental crimes are investigated and how to report the environmental crimes they observe.

The effort complements Maryland’s commitment to promoting environmental education as embodied in the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement.



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