Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Northern Arizona’s Historic Native Fish
A Special Brown Bag in celebration of Colorado River Days
More information: www.coloradoriverdaysflagstaff.org
Presented by: Zeb Hogan, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno Biology Dept.
Come learn about the historical diversity and importance of native fish in the Colorado River and how the native fish community has changed over the past 100 years. Hogan will also briefly discuss the current outlook for native fish in the Colorado and highlight a few of the conservation projects currently in place to protect native fish.
Zeb Hogan is a biology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, a National Geographic Society Fellow and the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Councilor for Fish. Hogan also hosts the popular National Geographic Television series Monster Fish. Hogan’s research focuses on migratory fish ecology, fisheries management, and endangered species issues. He leads the National Geographic Society’s Megafishes Project, a multi-year effort to document the 20-some species of freshwater fish at least 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length or 220 pounds (100 kilograms) in weight. Hogan, who has a doctoral degree in ecology, was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Environmental Risk Assessment Program at Thailand’s Chiang Mai University and has served as a World Wildlife Fund freshwater fellow. His work has spanned six continents and encompasses several of Earth’s most diverse freshwater ecosystems including the Colorado River, Amazon River, Mekong River, Mississippi River, Nile, Lake Baikal watershed in Russia, Murray-Darling River in Australia, tributaries of the Danube and Yangtze River in China
1904 was a momentous year in history. The Riordan Mansion was constructed and ice cream cones and cotton candy were popularized at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. Thank you to the following who helped us honor 1904 at Riordan Mansion on August 11th: Richard Patton for his research of the Riordan brothers’ correspondence to compile and present the history of the construction of the 13,000 square foot duplex. Dr. Ken Odell for providing the ingredients and manpower to make homemade chocolate and vanilla ice creams (it is no simple task to hand mix the stuff!). To Joy Cone for donating the waffle cones to hold the ice cream and to staff member Breann Velasco via Cold Stone Creamery to mix the mint ice cream now known as “Rocky Riordan Road,” a name coined by Richard Patton in honor of the 1904 events. The Riordan Action Network provided “Fairy Floss” (aka cotton candy) and all other items needed to make the event a success.
Saturday, June 14
Riordan Mansion Courtyard
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