Education

The Aquatic Resources Education Program

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Check out our programs for your classroom or school site.
For more about Environmental Literacy in Maryland go to:
http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/environment

The Aquatic Resources Education Program is part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake and Coastal Service.

Young girl learning about water quality

The goal of Maryland’s Aquatic Resources Education Program is to provide opportunities for citizens to learn about water resources, aquatic life and sport fishing; to learn about their role in ecosystems, including positive and negative impacts; to develop a stewardship ethic toward their environment; and to take action in the protection and conservation of aquatic natural resources.

Maryland’s ARE Program enables students to develop an appreciation and understanding of aquatic habitats in Maryland. This is accomplished by providing education materials, training and other opportunities to Maryland’s educators and young people, and by providing incentives to learn a more about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, inland streams, lakes and ponds.

Children examining content from a seine net in Cecil County Maryland, photo courtesy of Van Funk

Programs available include:

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  • Icon indicates Maryland Environmental Literacy Correlations Healthy Water, Healthy People
  • Icon indicates Maryland Environmental Literacy Correlations Horseshoe Crabs Information
  • Icon indicates Maryland Environmental Literacy Correlations Green Eggs & Sand
  • Icon indicates Maryland Environmental Literacy Correlations TEAM DNR
  • Hooked on Fishing
  • Storm Drain Stenciling
  • "Be a Part of Something BIG!"
  • ARE Grants
  • Environmental Literacy

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    • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!

    Contact

    • Cindy Etgen
      Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
      MD Department of Natural Resources
      580 Taylor Ave., E-2
      Annapolis, MD 21401
      410-260-8716
      cetgen@dnr.state.md.us