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


OPENS May 1, 2020

  • All registrations are online.
  • Payment can be made with a charge or debit card at checkout through the link 'Pay Online Now,' or later with a check through the link 'Invoice Me.'  Pay invoice with a check issued to Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) and send by mail to Steve Marshall, AREA Treasurer, 9557 Majestic Way, Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
  • 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
  • Training Registration Fees (Early/Late)
    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
  • For payment questions, contact the Treasurer Steve Marshall at
  • For registration questions, contact Carol Paterick at

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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