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Creek Freaks training workshop was a success

On Oct. 20, 2019 at Cazenovia College, IWLA Regional Trainer Gary Lipp led a group of 22 in a Creek Freaks training workshop. We started in the lab learning about the value of macroinvertebrates as bioindicators, macroinvertebrate group identification and characteristics, and proper use of a kick seine. Then after a lunch provided by the IWLA, we... Read More

AFS 150th annual meeting – Symposium: Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch

Symposium: Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye, Sauger, and Yellow Perch: Status and Needs  Walleye, one of the most sought-after species of freshwater sport fishes in North America, and its “sister” species, the Sauger, have demonstrated appreciable declines in their numbers from their original populations since the beginning of the 20th century. Similarly, Yellow Perch, once... Read More

2020 NY AFS Meeting – Diversity Travel Award

Diversity Travel Award New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society  The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (NYCAFS) is offering two diversity travel awards to attend the annual meeting, February 5-7, 2020 in Lake Placid, NY at the High Peaks Resort. The meeting’s theme is “Coldwater Fisheries in Light of Climate Change”,... Read More

UPDATE: Fall 2019 YARE (Youth Aquatic Resource Education Workshop): Sun., Oct. 27, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College

Fall 2019 YARE (Youth Aquatic Resource Education Workshop): Sun., Oct. 27, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College A collaboration between Student Chapters and Subunits of the NY Chapter of AFS, YARE seeks to train college students, environmental educators, and K-12 teachers for hands-on aquatic resources education. Lessons and activities include lake and stream ecology, fish... Read More

Creek Freaks Educator Training Workshop

Creek Freaks Educator* Training Workshop Sun., Oct. 20, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College *appropriate for high school and older CREEK FREAKS introduces participants to a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on how to manage the logistics of conducting on-going youth programs, and hands-on training in conducting activities from the Creek Freaks curriculum, including hands-on... Read More