Boating Safety

Are Your Youngsters Water Wise?

Water Wise Safety Program posterEvery year 7,000 to 9,000 people drown in the United States. Many drown in 8-10 feet of water and within 10 feet of safety. Do you know that most of these tragedies could be prevented?

Have you taught your youngsters how to be safe in and around the water? The Maryland Natural Resources Police have taught thousands of youngsters in Maryland the basic information needed to prevent the tragedies that occur on the water. Our Water Wise Programs are designed for every age group and can be customized for your needs.

The Water Wise Programs are simple, fun, take about an hour, and best of all they are free. We have designed several programs to provide basic water safety concepts which will help prevent that tragic drownings that occur every year. There is a program for every age group from pre-kindergarten through adult.

You need only provide a room full of interested students and possibly a VCR and TV. Depending on what you are looking for, the program can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. At the completion of the program, your students will have gained valuable knowledge in regards to boating and water safety that will last them a life time.

To schedule a program with the Safety Education Section of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, call 410-643-8502 or send an e-mail to Donna Seymour at

Boating Safety Course Schedule