Freshwater Biology Symposium Saturday

November 15th, 2004 by Adam

The Central New Hampshire Freshwater Biology Symposium will be held Saturday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Boyd Science Center on the Plymouth State University campus. The symposium, which is free of charge and open to the public, is sponsored by Plymouth State University’s biology department, education department and the Center for the Environment.

“This is a great opportunity for students interested in the environment to hear about some of the issues going on in New Hampshire,” said organizer Dr. Richard Fralick, professor of biology at PSU. “It should be an interesting morning that will enhance our awareness about the state of freshwater ecology in our own backyards. Anyone middle school age or above interested in New Hampshire’s freshwater environment should consider attending or presenting.”

Presenters will be a mix of students and professionals studying freshwater ecology, including PSU professors. Several student teams from Plymouth State University will be presenting their findings on the status of Little Squam, White Oak Pond, and Newfound Lake. There will be a presentation by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and a freshwater poster session as well.

Fralick notes that proposals for presentations are still being accepted. Presentations can be on any current research projects or classroom techniques in teaching and learning about freshwater biology in central New Hampshire. Subject areas range from algae to salamanders. Presenters will have a 10 to 15 minute block to explain posters, discuss methodologies, show slides and disseminate research findings.

No reservation is needed to attend the free symposium. Fralick requests, “We do ask that you e-mail in advanced if you think you will need a parking pass for this event.”
Those interested in presenting projects at the Freshwater Biology Symposium should contact Dr. Richard Fralick at (603) 535-2226 or or Dr. Katy Fralick at (603) 535-2432 or for more information.

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