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.


2013 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

July 11-16 Albuquerque, New Mexico 

As a member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists I attend this meeting yearly (as finances allow). This year may prove to be my last since I am changing from hardcore ichthyologist to "social ichthyologist/scientist".  

However, I was approached to lead a committee on education and outreach, so perhaps I will be back at the meetings in a different capacity.  


My poster presentation for the meeting. Click for a larger image. 

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