Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC)

The Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center’s mission focuses on Potomac River restoration and local sustainability practices, so that the local ecosystem will be healthy for years to come. Their research is translated into award-winning and engaging field programs for K-12 students and the larger community.

PEREC is one of the key components of George Mason University’s new 45,000 sqf environmental research and education facility – The Potomac Science Center – to be located at the Belmont Bay development near the mouth of the Occoquan River. Groundbreaking occurred on October 7, 2014. PEREC will occupy much of the space in the new waterfront building with wet labs for teaching and research, lecture rooms, offices for faculty, graduate students, and other researchers, a spatial analysis laboratory, and a library/resource center.

April 19, 2017 update: The new Potomac Science Center will open this spring!