AQUATIC RESOURCES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

WELCOME to the 14th Biennial Training

EXPLORE THE AREA BIENNIAL TRAINING CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 5 - 9, 2020
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
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About the Conference  

AREA’s 14th Training Conference will bring together the best and brightest in our field.  These experts will showcase best practices in aquatic education covering today, tomorrow and the future. You and your organization will reap the benefits of the success stories, tools, practices, and practical solutions to common problems faced in our field. You will also have the opportunity to turn your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from experts, leaders in the field, and fellow practitioners in aquatic education. The contacts you make and the innovations you will learn about ensure continued advancement in the fields of aquatic education, conservation, habitats.

The inspiration and knowledge you'll gain from the workshops will be exceedingly valuable for you and for your organization.  The training venue is one of the most successful of the outdoor / indoor classrooms – the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus West.  Check the website for brochures and additional details.  Although it may seem difficult to carve out room in the budget for professional and ongoing development, the AREA 14th Biennial Training for Aquatic Educators is critical to the success of your programs and for your team’s professional development.

AREA leads the discussions for aquatic leaders. AREA is organized for educational purposes. AREA members include representatives of State, Federal, industry, fisheries and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs. The nationwide non-profit Association is created to foster, promote and encourage aquatic education. Don’t miss this training opportunity for you and your team.

The tag line says it all: “SCULPTING THE FUTURE, BUILDING ON 25 YEARS OF AQUATIC EDUCATION”

AREA 2020 Learning Labs
during the Biennial Training Conference
at the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
OUTDOOR CAMPUS WEST
Rapid City, South Dakota


Hands-On Presentations
Download the flyer here

Our presentations are part of the total learning experience with field experts actually showing AREA participants as part of our 'hands on' training. View the slideshow below for snapshots of our presentations.

The AREA Training in 2020 is hosted by South Dakota, rich in natural resources, the learning laboratories and workshop presentations will inspire and uplift you, as well as provide you tools, knowledge and skills to take back to your organization.

AREA 2020
Registration Categories
for the 14th Biennial Training Conference

Early Fee / Regular Fee
Student/Retiree $225/$275
AREA Member $325/$375
AREA Non-member $425/$475
Daily Registration $200 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
Early reduced fee registration May 1, 2020 through Friday August 7, 2020
Regular registration fee August 8 through Friday September 25

AREA 2020
Refund Policy

75% refund through August 25, 2020
50% refund from August 26 through September 25, 2020
No refund beginning September 26, 2020


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About us

AREA members participate in a national effort toward education, conservation, legislation, cooperation, science, research, information dissemination, restoration, evaluation, management, recognition, and similar functions related to aquatics and aquatic programs. 

Become a member

By joining AREA, you have direct access to national, regional, and local levels of support and expertise. You will have opportunities to participate in conferences and seminars and enjoy daily dialogue with aquatic scientists and leaders from all walks of life.  AREA members share professional experience; share a positive reputation with legislators and local groups alike; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of legislation, current developments, technical and research projects, and access vast amounts of information.

Find us

Look at the Regional listing for your AREA Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Steve Marshall, Phone: 561-292-6050, Email: steve.marshall@myfwc.com

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784, carolpaterick@gmail.com.


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