AREA 14th Annual Training


AWARD PROGRAM 2022

CATEGORIES FOR AREA 2022 AWARDS

Nomination period is CLOSED.

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 2022
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Chair, Greg Akins - Greg.Akins@tpwd.texas.gov (TX Parks and Wildlife)

Karen Byrne - Karen.Byrne@dep.nj.gov (NJ Department of Environmental Protection)

Teresa Rodriguez - Teresa.Rodriguez@dc.gov (DC Department of Energy and Environment)

Don Carter - DCarter265@gmail.com (Houston Independent School District School Teacher-retired)


CDFW  Award





About AREA

We are dedicated to promoting, through sound educational practices, stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) was established in response to a growing national need for a cohesive voice and a more organized approach to regional, state, and local aquatic education efforts. Incorporated in 1994, AREA launched an unprecedented national effort to join forces of all levels of experts, scientists, technicians, aquatic professionals, and organizations dedicated to aquatic conservation and fishing participation.

AREA members participate in a national effort toward angler and aquatic education, angler R3, outreach, resource conservation, research, program evaluation, and similar functions related to aquatic education and angler R3 programs. AREA members can participate in the national biennial conference and regional meetings / updates.

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; and members are able to get in on the ground floor of innovations in aquatic and angler education and angler R3.
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