The Organization

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.

Find us

Look at the Regional listing for the AREA Regional Representative for your location.

WELCOME TO AREA

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. 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.

AREA News & Notes

AREA and the Boy Scouts of America

AREA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Boy Scouts of America which supports and furthers the mission and goals of both organizations. One of the benefits of an AREA membership is the BSA angler education programs available to non-scout AREA members.

For More information on BSA Fishing Programs, please visit www.bsafishing.com or https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/fishing/

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Member Categories

Regular ($25) Membership for Aquatic Education and Angler Education coordinators of state, federal and local agencies, or any individual whose professional activities embrace aquatic resource education and the purposes of the Association.

Retiree ($10) Membership for individuals retired from their career or formal association with Aquatic Resources Education but who wish to participate in communication and conference activities of the AREA.

Student ($10) Membership for university level students with an interest in Aquatic Resources Education who wish to participate in communication and conference activities of the AREA.

Organization ($100) Membership for up to 5 individuals in an agency, department or organization which provides Aquatic Resource and/or Angler education programs and activities.

AREA Sponsor ($100) Membership for organizations or firms such as tackle manufacturers, trade organizations, industry representatives, outdoor publishers, and similar, which provide support to AREA and its programs and activities. (Representatives of these sponsors may also be regular members of the organization upon registration and payment of dues. Conference Sponsors will refer to the AREA biennial conference site for details on AREA conference exhibit space and conference registration.)

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LEARN FROM OTHER AQUATIC EDUCATORS

AREA Message System

AREA offers its members continuing news, information and breaking items that impact and effect aquatic programs.  Members freely share activities, notices, supplier details, and more with each other.  A benefit of your AREA membership.

Help AREA Reach Others

Unfortunately, not all aquatic educators are familiar with the Aquatic Resources Education Association and miss out on the expertise among our group.  We encourage you to share our name with your colleagues and suppliers and share that AREA is deeply involved with and has the ears of a broad group of Federal, state and local influencers. 

AREA 2021 Rescheduled for 2022

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Sponsorship

Strengthening your business image is one of the most valuable benefits of a sponsorship through AREA. Customers love brands that care about spreading positive messages and helping community. Linking your business to a worthy cause can draw lasting support and media attention. AREA provides sponsors the opportunity for visibility and outreach in two ways: AREA annual sponsor ($100) which includes your logo and web address on our website; and AREA biennial conference sponsor offering a wide range of unique opportunities during the conference. 


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 Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email: chabaanes@dnr.sc.gov

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


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