About SIUC IL-AFS

  • Full name: Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Subunit of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Parent organizations: Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the American Fisheries Society
  • Members: About 30 (consists of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff of SIUC)
  • Faculty advisor: Dr. Jesse Trushenski (present), Dr. Jim Garvey (past)
  • 2011-2012 Volunteer programs and events: IDNR Urban Fishing, Carp-A-Thon 2012, Fish-U summer camp, Earth Extravaganza Kid’s Day, Anna’s Kid’s Day, ArborWild at Evergreen Park, A Day on the River, Kid’s Free Fishing Day (with USFWS, U.S. Forest Service), various summer kid’s camps, Saluki Bassers events, Fishing Preview, Girl Scouts events, Future Farmers of America open house, Dive In at Touch of Nature Environmental Center
  • Fundraising: Spring Fish Fry social at Campus Lake , Freshwater prawn harvest and sale, Fisheries Hog Roast social, T-shirt/apparel sales
  • Conferences attended by student members: American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, World Aquaculture Society Meeting, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Fish Biology Congress, University of Illinois Midwest AFS Student Colloquium, Sturgeon and Paddlefish Conference, Ecological Society of America Conference
  • Research areas and interests of members: Fisheries management, Fish physiology, Fish ecology, Toxicology, Fish nutrition, Genetics, and Freshwater ecology
  • Associated intramural sports: Coed softball, men’s softball, coed volleyball, and flag football