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Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC)

Aquatic Resources Education Center The AREC will be closed to the public from Aug 24-Sept.7 for annual exhibit maintenance.

Our programs are changing daily due to Covid-19. Below you will find a general list of programs we offer. Please email [email protected] regarding questions and availability.

Who We Are:

  • The AREC is a multi-use environmental education center located in Anacostia Park, SE run by DOEE.
  • It opened in 1986 and renovated in 2005 to include classrooms and aquaculture.
  • The center exhibits over 40 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates found in the District and the Chesapeake Bay.

AREC Hours of Operation:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AREC
Closed

10 am-12 pm - Open for school programs

1-3 pm - Open for school programs & walk-in visitors

10 am-12 pm - Open for school programs

1-3pm - Open for school programs

10 am-12 pm - Open for school programs

1-3 pm - Open for school programs & walk-in visitors

10 am-12 pm - Open for school programs

1-3 pm - Open for school programs and
walk-in visitors

You can learn more about the AREC and wildlife found in the District by watching this virtual AREC tour.

Programs We Offer

Pre-K-12th Grade Field Trips: The Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) is open for field trips for Pre-K-12th grade students. We offer tours of the AREC and aquatic based environmental education lessons. Please signup using our Google Form and email [email protected] with any questions.  

Upcoming Events:

FrogWatch Orientation at 5pm. Please register and visit DOEE's FrogWatch webpage to learn more.

Professional Development:

  • Teacher Trainings: Training workshops are available for formal and informal educators. We train educators using Project WILD, Aquatic WILD and Growing Up WILD curricula. We also provide Angling Instructor workshops. Read more>>

Angler Education & Clinics:

The AREC buildingAquatic Resources Education Center Location

1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020
Inside Anacostia Park, Section E
(next to Skating Pavilion) (see map)

Phone: (202) 535-2276   |   Email [email protected]

Thank you to our grant funders at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service who allow all these programs to be free.

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