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November 7, 2022

Outreach Event with SUNY-Cortland Students

The USGS Tunison Lab of Aquatic Science (GLSC, Cortland, New York) hosted students in Dr. Andrea Davalos’ Conservation Biology class at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Cortland. Dr. James McKenna gave a presentation about the history of the laboratory, its research program, modernization plans, and merger with the GLSC Lake Ontario Biological Station (Oswego, New York). The visit included a tour of the facility with assistance from fish culture technician Richard Chiavelli and student contractor Jared Skrotzki (a SUNY Cortland graduate), and discussion about the water system and culture of the three species of fish on station. McKenna addressed questions from the students and encouraged enrollment in a course about Great Lake ecology and issues that he will teach at SUNY Cortland in spring 2023, which is part of a developing between the GLSC and regional colleges.