Dates: June 9-13, 2019
Registration to open February 1, 2019
Students are fascinated by fish, especially sharks. This fascination offers an opportunity to engage students in many topics, including biodiversity, adaptations, animal biology, ecology and even human impacts on the ocean. Join us for this multi-day workshop, funded by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, to learn more about fish species in the Gulf, how scientists catch and study fish, seafood sustainability and how this public resource is handled with fisheries management. Go trawling, seining and possibly long-lining for fish, visit aquaculture facilities, hear about current fisheries research from scientists, try your hand at being a fisheries manager and explore hands-on activities suitable for your classroom.