College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology


The extension programs in ENST is centered around two of the Land Grant missions: outreach and applied research. The outreach component interprets and distributes scientific, engineering, and design knowledge to professionals, operators, advisors, state agencies, local municipalities, and the general public. Applied research is critical in providing unbiased research that is essential for our outreach programming.

Areas of current and planned outreach and applied research include:

  • energy in agriculture, 
  • environmental contamination and public health, 
  • environmental services, 
  • natural resource management and restoration (including aquacultural resources), 
  • nutrient management, 
  • water quality and quantity, 
  • waste management and resource recovery,
  • environmental microbiology,
  • toxicology.  

Maryland Extension is a statewide, non-formal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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