SRC Workshop
Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:30-4:30pm

Let's communicate! This year's SRC workshop will be joining forces with the early career members of SFS and Engage Science ( for a half day workshop teaching young scientists how to better communicate their research to the general public. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21st and costs $20 for grads, $30 for early career, and $40 for regular members. Please sign up for the workshop when you register for the SFS 2016 conference and contact Matt Fuller ( or Megan Fork ( with any questions!

Undergraduate Awards
Undergraduates play an important role in the SFS-SRC, and we are excited to offer up to 6, $600 travel awards to help fund undergraduate attendance at the SFS meeting in Sacramento. We hope faculty and graduate students will encourage their mentees to apply for these awards, and that undergraduate attendees take advantage of all the SRC has to offer them at Sacramento and beyond! Applications are due January 31st! For eligibility and to apply, please visit: Please contact Kait Farrell ( with any questions.

Silent Book Auction
We are now accepting book donations for the Silent Book Auction. Consider donating a newly published book written by your favorite scientist, a regional aquatic book, or a classic freshwater science text. For contributions, please contact us via email or bring the book by the Silent Book Auction table the first day of the conference. Information and donation contact: Andi Fitzgibbon ( And don’t forget to bid on books during the conference to support the endowment awards!

Live Auction
Sunday, May 22nd from 8:30-10:00pm

Don’t miss out on participating in the Live Auction this year! We are looking for unique and creative donations from SFS members. Donations can be anything from artwork to pottery to beer-themed bird feeders (see Fall 2013 newsletter). All of the funds raised from the live auction go to the SFS endowment awards, which supports SFS student research and travel awards. We look forward to being entertained by our auctioneer Nick Aumen as well as a few karaoke stars! Please contact the live auction coordinator for more information: Dustin Kincaid (

Student-mentor mixer
Sunday, May 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm

The student-mentor mixer is designed to facilitate interactions between students and experienced professionals. Mentors may include aquatic science professors, research associates, post-doctoral researchers, government employees, and private consultants. This mixer provides students a great opportunity to network and engage in lively conversation with mentors and peers in a relaxed environment. Each student (over age 21 of course) gets a free drink ticket!! Please check the box and fill out the associated info for this event during registration, so that we can match students with mentors based on shared interests. Contact Matthew Trentman ( with any questions.

Sacramento merchandise! This year we will be selling SFS 2016 logo t-shirts ($15), long sleeve shirts ($20), hoodies ($30), and ceramic tumblers ($10). Pre-order your merchandise during registration and pick up your item(s) onsite at the SRC merchandise table for best availability. Items will also be available to purchase during the meeting. Don’t miss out! Support SFS students by purchasing your conference gear from the SRC!