April 18, 2006
GENERAL CURRAN & SECRETARY PHILBRICK
GO “TO THE SCENE” TO TEACH STUDENTS
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Maryland
Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick
will enlist future
generations in their ongoing fight against environmental crimes
when they visit with middle school students this week. Maryland’s
top officials in law enforcement and the environment will be continuing
their battle against environmental crime by teaching two classes
of students about the importance of reporting environmental crimes,
and they will do it from “the scene”.
On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 9:30 am, both the Attorney General
and Secretary Philbrick will be at Walkersville Middle School
in Frederick County holding an outdoor class with science students
from the school. Two days later on April 20, 2006 at 8:45 a.m.
both the Secretary and the Attorney General will hold a similar
outdoor class in Harford County with students from North Harford
Middle School. The students have been preparing for this special
class by studying and researching environmental issues.
At both locations there will be a mock environmental crimes scene
staged by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Students
will work in groups to “process the scene” and look
for clues that help them try to “solve” the crime while
learning how criminal investigators and emergency responders work
together to fight environmental crimes. The “scene” will
be designed to represent a typical hazardous waste dumping site
that criminal investigators and emergency responders regularly
Secretary Philbrick and the Attorney General will lead the session
and then speak with the children about types of environmental
crimes and what damage they cause to communities and the environment.
This outreach continues the collaboration between the Maryland
Attorney General’s Office and the Maryland Department of
the Environment in the fight against environmental crime.
18, 2006, 9:30 a.m.
55 West Frederick Street
Walkersville, MD 21793
20, 2006, 8:45 a.m.
North Harford Middle School
112 Pylesville Road
Pylesville, MD 21132