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DOEE Aquatic Resources Education Center

The Department of Energy & Environment Aquatic Resources Education Center (DOEE AREC) is an environmental education and aquaculture center located in Anacostia Park in southeast Washington DC. The AREC presents a unique opportunity for visitors to experience close encounters with more than 40 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates that can be found in the rivers, streams, and wetlands of the District as well as in the Chesapeake Bay. DOEE Fish and Wildlife Biologists provide free environmental education programs and facility tours to students and the general public on aquatic environments and water resources. AREC offerings include field trips for school groups, family programs, angler education, educator professional development workshops, and the DOEE FrogWatch citizen science program. Learn more by visiting

Aquatic Resources Education Center Location & Hours
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

Inside Anacostia Park, Section E
(next to Skating Pavilion) (see map)

Phone: (202) 535-2276

Public Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Other hours (including weekends) by appointment only.
The AREC is closed on District and Federal Holidays.

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