Dedicated to promoting stewardship and responsible use of aquatic resources, fisheries and habitats.

Conference Planning Committee for 2022

September 16, 2021 9:45 AM | Anonymous

Calling Aquatic Educators.  We are on for an in-person meeting in Rapid City on September 25-29, 2022.

If you would like to be part of the conference planning team, or would like to propose a session/presentation, we will have an initial discussion on November 9, 2021.  Contact the President, Barb Gigar for access to the Zoom login details.

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About us

Our organization 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.

Find us

Look at the AREA listing for your Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Sarah Chabaane, Phone: 803-737-8483, Email:

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

Become a member

Show your commitment to increase ARE effectiveness  -
  • Provide expertise regarding aquatic education issues, strategies and methodologies 
  • Provide an organized forum for discussion, deliberation, and resolution 
  • Support aquatic resource management programs 
  • Develop strategic plans for the future; provide organization and direction to AREA members 
  • Serve as a liaison between agencies, industry and state aquatic resource education coordinators
  • Promote education and wise-use management and conservation of aquatic resources and those recreational sports related to them

We invite you to browse our Web site and to support our goals by joining AREA.

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