AFS 2012 Media Information
Press passes are available at the Registration desk at the meeting.
Contact Edie Evarts to prearrange passes.
Suggested topics and questions for media here
Schedule at a glance in pdf format here
On-site media assistance: Edie Evarts, Media & Promotions Chair
Events not to miss!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
1 pm – 4 pm
Thompson Park, 1200 Stassen Lane, West Saint Paul
The fishing event is free and focused on kids fishing and teaching them about aquatic habitats. The Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) and MinnAqua programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be hosting the fishing event along with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and members of the Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA).
Besides being able to fish, each child will be given a bag of fun giveways including fishing education materials. Other activities include fish printing, a water stewardship activity, and learning about Minnesota fish and aquatic invertebrates.
For more information: Leah Weyandt with FiN at email@example.com or 952-496-4141 ext. 225
MONDAY, AUGUST 20
8 am – 12 noon
Dr. Bill Fisher, AFS President
Dr. Villy Christensen, University of British Columbia
Dr. Barbara A. Knuth, Cornell University
Dr. William W. Taylor, Michigan State University
Monday 1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 5:15 pm
Thursday 8 am – 5:15 pm
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
“The famous and the infamous”
6 pm – 11:55 pm
The AFS 2012 dinner social was organized to allow professionals to network and talk shop while enjoying delicious local foods. This dinner of the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes features, wild rice, walleye and lake herring from local sources. In a further nod to using sustainable resources, Twin Cities’ award-winning Chef Paul Lynch will “perform” as he creates a tasty dish of the recent invasive scourge of the Mississippi River – the jumping (and infamous) silver carp.
The walleye was donated from the Red Lake Nation and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (all taken from Upper/Lower Red Lake); the Lake Herring was a donation of the MN Seagrant and comes from Lake Superior; the Silver Carp was donated by Schafer Fisheries in Illinois and came from the Illinois River; and the wild rice was donated by the Fond du Lac and White Earth reservations, harvested using traditional techniques.