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​The programs are aligned with Maryland’s Environmental Literacy and Common Core 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
cindy.etgen@maryland.gov​​​

The Aquatic Resources Education Program


The programs are now aligned with Maryland’s new Environmental Literacy and Common Core Standards.

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

Young girl learning about water qualityThe Aquatic Resources Education Program is part of the Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake and Coastal Service.

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.

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Programs available include:

  • Project Wet
  • Healthy Water, Healthy People
  • Horseshoe Crabs Information​
  • Green Eggs & Sand​
  • Hooked on Fishing
  • Storm Drain Stenciling
  • "Be a Part of Something BIG!"​
  • ARE Grants​
  • Sport Fish Restoration