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. Read the results of 35 years of research here.

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


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