NANFA-- Texas Native Fish Weekend Update

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 12:07:58 -0500

I've got some folks locked in as evening speakers to hopefully entice y'all
to attend.

On Friday, June 14:

Steve Campbell, Texas Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Education Specialist, will
be talking about Cottonmouths, their life history and habits and avoidance
techniques. Steve is a herper and fish guy as well as an entertaining
speaker. Just about everyone who hangs around water in Texas meets up with
a cottonmouth and Steve will help us gain a better understanding and
appreciation for these interesting critters. Steve also promised to be
around on Saturday for some fun in the water!

On Saturday, June 15:

Armin Karbach, former Curator of Fishes at the Fort Worth Zoo, will be
describing some of his adventures in working with fish in public aquaria.
Armin retired in January and is now working as a weekend naturalist at the
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Unfortunately, the Fort Worth Zoo has
closed its aquarium and is currently in the process of demolition. Armin
should also be around for the field activities on Saturday.

Dr. Tom Hellier, Aquatic Biology and Limnology professor at the University
of Texas - Arlington, will be discussing the invasion of exotics and the
extinction threat to our native fishes. Dr. Hellier has been conducting
research in and around Texas for over 40 years and promises to be an
enlightening speaker.

Hope that y'all can make time to visit!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
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