WELCOME to the 14th Annual Biennial Training

October 5-9, 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota

The AREA 14th Biennial Training is Hosted by
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Nomination Deadline April 1, 2020


AREA will select one graduate student and two AREA members to receive scholarships. Download Nomination Form
These scholarships include:

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • One-year AREA membership
  • Travel stipend (not to exceed $750)

Award  TYPES

Roland Sigurdson Outstanding Aquatic Education Program  Download Nomination Form
Recognizes any member’s aquatic education programming that increases public appreciation for, and understanding of, the values of aquatic resources and/or provides/promotes angler education and fishing opportunities to diverse audiences.

Steve Campbell Outstanding Aquatic Educator   Download Nomination Form  
Recognizes a member’s effort in the area of increasing public appreciation for, and understanding of, the values of aquatic resources and is a leader in providing/promoting angler education and fishing opportunities to diverse audiences in a fun, energetic and enthusiastic manner.

Exceptional Support of AREA or an AREA Program   Download Nomination Form
Nominees in this category may be individuals, organizations, businesses, or volunteers, who have demonstrated exceptional and ongoing effort to support Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) or its program providers on a local and/or national level.

AREA 2020

Greg Akins, TX

Karen Byrne, NJ

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:

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784,

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