August 12, 2014

Auburn fisheries will host expo, field day Sept. 20

AUBURN, Ala. —The Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences will host an expo and field day Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center on North College Street in Auburn.

Free and open to the public, the event will feature tours of facilities and ponds at the north Auburn center and will also have food vendors with samples, extended fish market hours, child-friendly fun, live music and presentations by faculty.

“The goal of the event is to bring more awareness to our research and our resources,” said Eric Peatman, an associate professor in the school and organizer of the event. “Our program is one of the best in the world, and we want to take advantage of a football-free Saturday to share what we do with the community and the Auburn family.”

The Auburn Tigers will play Kansas State in Kansas the Thursday night preceding the expo and field day.

The Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences has its roots in the inland fisheries and aquaculture research of Homer S. Swingle. The first formal courses in the disciplines were offered at Auburn in 1946.

For more information on the expo and field day, contact Peatman at 334-734-4611 or  



Auburn University College of Agriculture
Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
AUBURN, AL 36849
334-844-2783 (PHONE)