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Education and Outreach

The Society for Freshwater Science hosts a number of education and outreach programs designed to promote freshwater science, diversity in education, and support for teaching.

Instars Program


The SFS Instars Program is an educational program with the mission to promote diversity in participation in freshwater science. Each year this program sponsors undergraduate fellows and graduate student mentors to particpate at the annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. Learn more and apply...

Making Waves, the SFS Podcast 


Making Waves: Fresh Ideas in Freshwater Science is a podcast featuring short interviews with researchers in the field of freshwater science. Topics include biodiversity, ecology, technology, and more. Read more and listen to the podcast...

Media Libraries

SFS hosts a number of media libraries designed to provide images for educational purposes. Images may be downloaded and used for teaching. In addition, a number of videos and podcasts are available on the SFS YouTube channel: nabsbenthos.  View media libraries...

Educational Resource Materials

Freshwater science educational materials are available for download and use in K-12 and University classrooms.  View educational resource materials...

Brochures & Posters

Free for download and distribution are brouchures and posters designed to educate, promote visibility and enourage participation in the Society for Freshwater Science. Posters and brochures have been translated to a number of different langauges. Read more...

Taxonomic Experts

Taxonomic experts within the society volunteer to share their skills with the wider public.  View and search for experts...
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