About PEREC


The Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) is one of the key components of George Mason University’s new Potomac Science Center.

PEREC focuses on Potomac River restoration and local sustainability practices, so that the local ecosystem will be healthy for years to come. We translate our research into award winning and engaging field programs for K-12 students and the larger community.

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What kind of research do we do here at PEREC? What are we passionate about? Watch the video to find out more about! 
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PEREC has led long-term research on Gunston Cove, which is now recognized as an international case study for  ecosystem recovery.

PEREC has been involved in studying and preparing plans to lower Green House Gas Emissions.

 

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17May

Environmental Science Students Engage With River Partners

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Featured Image: Dr. Dann Sklarew‘s Sustainability in Action Course did a clean up of the Occoquan river... Read More →

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  • OSCAR video: “What’s in Our Water?”
    George Mason (https://www2.gmu.edu/) undergraduate research, led by principal investigators Amy Fowler and Kim de Mutsert, who are researchers at the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (Perec.gmu.edu). In the summer of 2017, this team project looked at the effects of micropollutants on the Potomac River watershed. Students and faculty discuss some of the results of […]
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