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.

News

2017 School Environmental Action Showcase

We love seeing the impressive Environmental Science projects from local high school students!  
Watch the Video

Research

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.

 

From the Blog

07Jun

Modeling a Coastal Environment with Human Elements

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Kim de Mutsert was one of the Keynote Speakers at the CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System) annual meeting “Modeling... Read More →

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  • Modeling a Coastal Environment with Human Elements
    Kim de Mutsert was one of the Keynote Speakers at the CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System) annual meeting “Modeling Coupled Earth and Human Systems – The Dynamic Duo.” That took place in Boulder, Colorado from May 23-25, 2017. See the presentation below entitled: “Modeling a Coastal Environment with Human Elements.” Keynote Abstract: If one […]
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  • PEREC Represents GMU at Occoquan River Fest
    Damselfly Larvae captured from a NOVA stream PEREC Faculty and George Mason Students spent a wonderful Saturday at the Occoquan River Fest. The festival was a great place for NOVA residents to learn about the history and environment of the Occoquan River. PEREC’s booth was dedicated to the health and ecosystem of local Virginia streams. […]
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  • OSCAR Paid Summer Internships 2017
    PEREC faculty Amy Fowler and Kim de Mutsert are currently looking for dedicated undergraduates to participate in a one of a kind research experience. The paid, 10-week summer program will give students the unique experience of collaborating with experienced faculty in research and scientific communication. What kind of research will students be doing? Students will […]
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