CALLING ALL FISH PEOPLE, NON-FISH PEOPLE, THEIR MOTHERS, BROTHERS, NEIGHBORS, AND FRIENDS!
The first meeting of the NCSU Student Fisheries Society in the 2020-2021 academic year will be held in one week, next Tuesday October 13th from 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom! We will introduce our Executive Committee, review what we do and what our parent society, The American Fisheries Society, does, and discuss ways we can get outside and get involved virtually and while at a distance.
We hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend, but that you haven’t forgotten about us!
The time has come…for our first SFS meeting of the 2019/2020 academic year! If you are a long-time member or new student looking to get your feet wet, please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3rd at 5:30 pm. As always, we will meet for dinner in the David Clark Labs lobby, then kick off the business meeting at 6 PM. This meeting will have pizza for everyone, with vegetarian and omnivore options available.
After we cover introductions and business, we will hear from guest speaker Melissa Dowland from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as she sheds light on: “Exploring your Backyard: Becoming a North Carolina Naturalist”. If you are remotely located at CMAST, a field lab, or elsewhere and want to attend the meeting, please join us via Google Meet at 6 PM by clicking this link: https://meet.google.com/nph-fviv-aoq.
Check out our flyer and come with a “Guess the Fish!” answer for a chance to win a prize!
Also–don’t forget that we have new T-shirts and decals currently for sale. They’re $12, available in S – XXL, and in gray or black.
Our last meeting of the semester is next Tuesday, April 2nd!!!
Join us at 5:30 for pizza and refreshments in the atrium of David Clark Labs, and then we will kick off the meeting at 6 PM (DCL 102) with announcements before starting a discussion on how to get involved in natural resources advocacy.
If you cannot make it to Raleigh, remote in via Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/vgu-rhrw-uey). Either way, do not forget to check out “Guess that Fish!” on the flyer & come with an answer…you just might leave with a fin-tastic prize!
Join us next Tuesday, March 5, at 5:30 for pizza and refreshments in the atrium of David Clark Labs. We’ll kick off the meeting at 6 PM in 102 DCL with announcements before tuning into our guest speaker, Andrew Glen, who is the NC Eastern Region Aquatic Wildlife Diversity Biologist at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission! Andrew is going to talk to us about “Population Augmentation and Monitoring of the Tar River Spinymussel in North Carolina.” Come for the pizza and stay for the mussels!
Join us next Tuesday, Feb 5, at 5:30 for pizza and refreshments in the atrium of David Clark Labs. We’ll kick off the meeting at 6 PM in 102 DCL with announcements of several outreach opportunities coming up this spring, and then we’ll hear a great talk from our guest speaker, and NCSU alum, Ryan Speckman! Ryan is the Co-Founder of Locals Seafood, and will present “Responsibly Sourced NC Seafood: How two NCSU Fisheries & Wildlife graduates created a Two Million Dollar seafood business.”
As you may be aware, the Milburnie Dam on the Neuse River is being removed, so Three Oaks Engineering is organizing efforts to salvage mussels in this area and move them further into the channel.
NCSU SFS will be forming a volunteer group to help with the second mussel salvage effort the week of Oct 9. The approach will involve paddling (canoe, kayak) the impounded section and collecting mussels that become stranded along the banks, and moving them further into the water.
Please contact Bobby Cope (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to join or are interested in volunteering, and if you have a vessel that you can use (kayak, canoe, raft, etc.). We will be sending a solid date once we hear from the organizers.
Shoutout to everyone that joined us this past Saturday at the Haw River Dam! Here are a few highlights! No worries if you were not able to attend, let your SFS Officers know about future outdoor events you would to do!
We are in need of some fabulous graduate students that would like to participate in this FINtastic outreach program within our local schools.
In an hour we ask that you give a short presentation (all ready made) and help kids dissect their very own fish. The kids were so inspired to be a scientist and they had so much fun getting their hands dirty.
The fish are all ready here and waiting for you to grab the day of or night before in a cooler.
Want to do this but nervous you don’t know enough about fish?
No worries. Its super basic external anatomy and just the body cavity for internal. A quick review of the ppt and maybe a google search and you should be fine. Most students are just excited to have science in the classroom.
Any further inquiries and the sign up sheet please email one of the sfs officers (Emilee Briggs, Kayelyn Simmons, or Tiffany Penland). Shad in the Classroom
A Big Welcome from you SFS crew to our latest website. We will be building this site throughout the month to have it 100% full of information you need for who are we, what are the perks of being a NCSU SFS member, Upcoming Events, etc. We are off to a good start. Check out ‘Upcoming Events’ for the latest meeting minutes from our first fall semester meeting as well as our Google Calendar Page that is automatically updated.
Be sure to check in on us now and again for information either here, twitter (@NCSUsfs) or Facebook (North Carolina State University Student Fisheries Society.