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Morrisville State College to Participate in Trout and Salmon Expo

MORRISVILLE, NY—Morrisville State College will participate in the Trout and Salmon Expo 2007.

The event, which attracts hundreds of visitors from throughout Upstate New York, is being held March 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Whitestown Community Center in Whitestown, N.Y.

Morrisville State College will have a booth at the expo, featuring information about its natural resources programs: environmental and natural resources conservation, natural resources conservation, aquaculture and aquatic science associate degree programs; and its renewable resources technology bachelor degree program. The exhibit will include skull identification and a deer jawbone aging display. Information will also be available about the college and its additional curriculum offerings.

The Trout and Salmon Expo features a diverse lineup of fishing tackle and equipment, seminars designed to increase knowledge of area streams, fly and bait casting demonstrations, wildlife art exhibits and a trout in the classroom exhibit.

Some of the top fisherman in the area will be available to demonstrate fly tying, rod building, float tubes and to offer advice on equipment and tactics for local fisheries.

Students at Morrisville State College apply what they have learned in the classroom in real-world labs on-campus including an operational aquaculture complex. Students learn about spawning, raising and stocking fish and managing an aquaculture facility. They also participate in the college’s annual fish sales.

An array of opportunities exist for students to gain field experience in areas such as fish surveying, trail building, wildlife habitat improvement and forest management.

Student experiences are further enhanced through the college’s Outdoor Recreation Club and Fish and Wildlife Society, clubs that promote conservation management principles and promote conservation ethics while providing students with opportunities to participate in fundraising efforts and enjoy outdoor excursions.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers programs in business, computer technology, office administration, liberal arts/education transfer, nursing and early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.