• 22 Mar 2015
  • 26 Mar 2015
  • St. Charles, Missouri


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • UMRCC Banquet/Awards

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FMCS/UMRCC 2015 Symposium
9th Biennial FMCS Symposium and the 71st Annual UMRCC Meeting
March 22-26, 2015 at the St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri


This meeting will feature contributed abstracts on a range of research and management topics in both oral and poster presentation format, FMCS Committee Meetings and Business Meeting, UMRCC Technical Sessions and Business Meeting, a joint plenary session focusing on the history, successes, and vision of the two societies, and a joint sessions on Big River and Landscape Ecology. The theme for this joint meeting is Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems – At the Confluence of the Past and Future. In addition to the customary platform and poster sessions, we will also offer a one-day mussel propagation workshop. The mixers, breaks, auction, and banquets will also be jointly held, offering multiple opportunities to network among members. The meeting is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Ecological Specialists, Inc.

- Optional propagation workshop is scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

- Optional Day Trips are scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, 2015. All event trips will provide round trip transportation from the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Propagation Workshop

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The propagation and restoration committee is sponsoring a full day (8am -5pm) workshop focused on innovations in the propagation and culture of freshwater mollusks on Sunday March 22, 2015 preceding the symposium in the St. Charles Convention Center. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about existing and developing techniques for freshwater mussel propagation and culture. The workshop will accommodate those new to freshwater mussel propagation as well as more experienced biologists looking to share new ideas. There will be a short poster session focused on propagation following the workshop.
Workshop cost will be $75 per participant
(Maximum of 70)

1.    Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation/Saint Louis Zoo

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The trip includes round trip transportation to the Saint Louis Zoo. Lunch (on your own) will be available at one of the many reasonably priced dining options in the zoo.
Trip Cost will be $35 per participant
(Maximum of 25)

2.    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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The trip includes round trip transportation to Cahokia, a box lunch, and a small donation to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
The tour will take approximately 4-5 hours more or less depending on interest and interpretation. Larry Kinsella, a primitive skills expert, has graciously offered to provide primitive skills demonstrations if time allows.
Trip Cost will be $60 per participant.
(Maximum of 35)

3.    National Great Rivers Museum & the Melvin Price Locks & Dam/National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

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The trip includes round trip transportation, a box lunch, and a small donation to the National Great Rivers Museum.

Trip Cost will be $60 per participant
(Maximum of 25)

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