September 28 - October 2, 2002
FIRST CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Biennial Conference of the Aquatic Resources Education Association
September 28 - October 2, 2002
Chico Hot Springs
You are cordially invited to submit presentation proposals for review and inclusion in the conference program. Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, and use of related research and application to aquatic resources education programs.All abstracts must be received no later than the deadline of May 5, 2002
The AREA Conference
The Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) is a professional association of national, state and territorial natural resource and fishery education managers, program coordinators and education specialists, university faculty and others involved or interested in the management and delivery of aquatic resources education programs. AREA is an affiliate of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Associations.
AREA sponsors a conference every two years for exchanging information about aquatic resources programs, program management and program evaluation to assist its members in the administration and delivery aquatic resources education programs.
Submitting a Presentation Proposal
Abstracts are required for all presentations.
Program Evaluation - evaluation of program and/or materials effectiveness, needs assessments, public surveys and related research.
Professional Development - training of education program staff, volunteers and other partners, programs and materials to assist with management of education programs.
Model Programs - programs that use current research and can be replicated easily.
Abstracts must be submitted digitally (MS Word, WordPerfect 6.0 or greater, or ASCII), either on disk or through e-mail. Abstracts may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Diskettes (3.5") should be mailed to:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
801 NW 40 Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Should you have any questions or problems, call Hector at 561/391-6409, or leave message at 1-888-510-2146.
All abstracts must be received no later than the deadline of May 5, 2002.The following information, in the format below, must accompany each abstract:
Presenter: Hector Cruz-Lopez, Moderator
Jon Lyman, Alaska Fish and Game Department
Laurel Garlicki, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Robert Jones, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
The National 4-H Sportfishing program is probably the newest aquatic resources education program. It incorporates angling skills, tackle crafting, human dimensions, and aquatic ecology into a package that promotes responsible long-term individual and community involvement in sportfishing and resource conservation. The national program trains teams in five disciplines to go back to their states and train instructors and leaders. Of the forty-one states that have participated in the workshops, 30 have active teams or committees and 25 report working in connection with their state’s ARE program. A summary of this and other curricula used to complement state’s ARE outreach and education efforts are presented. A panel representing states that work in connection with the 4-H Sportfishing Program and states that do not will discuss their positions and receive input regarding the benefits of this program.
Authors will be required to provide a manuscript of the presentation for publication in the "Proceedings of the Aquatic Resources Education Association Conference". Manuscripts are due at the time of your presentation. Papers will be submitted to a peer-review process and edited prior to publication.
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