American Fisheries Society
Student Subunit at UIUC
We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students that are passionate about fisheries, the environment, outreach, and education. We are affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an RSO and the American Fisheries Society as a student subunit. We seek to promote fisheries science and conservation on campus, engage with the public through outreach events, and increase our own knowledge and skills through field sampling workshops. If you are interested in becoming involved with our group, join us at our next meeting!
Events Coming Up
10/22/18 @ 5 pm W-223 Turner Hall
This meeting will be geared towards undergraduates interested in graduate school, or MS students that are considering a PhD. We will have a grad student panel Q+A, so come prepared with questions! We will also be collecting dues! ($10)
AFS ramps up fall outreach events!
The subunit has been busy this semester! We have been able to participate in several outreach projects, including the Douglas County Environmental Stewardship Day, Sangamon River Clean Up, clipping smallmouths at Jake Wolf Hatchery, and the Homer Lake Middle School Outreach!
AFS kicks off fall 2018 semester!
The 2018-2019 officers have been busy preparing for the upcoming year, and we spent some time with ACES undergrads talking about the subunit at the ACES Fall Festival! Thanks to everybody who signed up!
Busy April for AFS!
The subunit had a very busy April! In addition to our monthly meeting, we had a IL minnow identification class (and friendly competition) with the help of INHS. We also participated in the Boneyard Cleanup Day in early April by picking up trash from around the creek. Finally, members of the subunit got to meet with Dan Stephenson, the chief of fisheries for IL.
State AFS Meeting
The UIUC student subunit was well-represented at the Illinois AFS Meeting in Grafton in February! We contributed a subunit record to the raffle and several of our members gave riveting presentations. Congratulations to Toniann Keiling, Sarah Molinaro, and Emi Tucker on winning the Larimore Student Research Award!
Favorite Fish: Spotted Gar
Favorite Fish: Ocean Sunfish
Favorite Fish: Bluefin Tuna
Favorite Fish: Bonefish
Favorite Fish: TBD
Favorite Fish: Banded Pipefish