The Aquatic Resources Education Program
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The 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.
Programs available include:
- Aquatic Resources Education
- ARE Grants
- Project Wet
- TEAM DNR
- Raising Horseshoe Crabs
in the Classroom
- Sunfish and Students
Raising Bluegills in the Classroom
- Trout in the Classroom
- Green Eggs & Sand
- Healthy Water,
- Hooked on Fishing
- Storm Drain Stenciling
- "Be a Part of Something BIG!"
- Full List of Programs
- Upcoming Events & Workshops
- Education Homepage
- Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!
- Cindy Etgen
Aquatic Resources Education Section Chief - Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401