October 26th – 30th, 2014
Park Place Hotel
Traverse City, MI

The Aquatic Resource Education Association (AREA),a national nonprofit collaborative organization, will host their national conference in Traverse City, Michigan this autumn. AREA is a membership of educators and fisheries professionals from state and federal natural resource agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations with an interest in aquatic education from both an active angling and stewardship perspective.

Sessions include best practices an aquatic education, interdisciplinary uses of aquatic education across the curriculum, fishing in the schools programs, STEM connections to aquatic education, Great Lakes literacy connections, building social support in angling programs and much more. Outdoor learning sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon will provide valuable learning experiences at some of northern Michigan’s most scenic aquatic resources such as Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan and the Boardman,  Au Sable and Platte Rivers.

At this year’s AREA conference, you will:

  • Attend engaging presentations and outdoor learning sessions throughout the week
  • Learn about aquatic education efforts across America.
  • Visit tremendous aquatic resources
  • Network with dedicated colleagues.
  • For more information please check www.michigan.gov/area

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