Science as Leisure

Liz Marchio

I am a trained ichthyologist interested in what gets people interested in natural history, biological sciences, and science careers. My passion is to find out what fuels curiosity for the natural world.

Biology-related serious leisure activities can impact people's interest in ecology, biology, and natural history. Do these activities promote biological understanding? If so, how does that progress and to what level does it progress to? 

If you're interested in a starting a dialogue, please feel free to contact me. If you're curious about how I got here, my story can be found on the About Me page.


Educational Seminar on Fishes: Louisville, KY

I will be giving a talk entitled: Forest Fishes of the Peruvian Amazon to the Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers aquarium club. If you're in the area, come on by! It's free and educational (and fun!).

More information can be found on the facebook event page:


Sampling fishes in the Peruvian Amazon.

Sampling fishes in the Peruvian Amazon.

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