Below the Surface: The Fisheries of Onondaga Lake – TACNY Junior Café Scientifique

June 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
500 S Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Diane Plumley

Speaker: Anne Burnham, MS, Biologist, Parsons Corporation

Overview: Ever wonder what might be swimming just beneath the surface of your local lakes and streams? Whether you are swimming in your local water bodies or recreating along the shores of Onondaga Lake, there is a whole world living just below the surface. Join us on June 16 to explore the aquatic life of Onondaga Lake, and learn about its amazing story of recovery.

Biography: Anne Burnham is a Biologist with Parsons, Corporation in Syracuse, NY. A Massachusetts native, she earned her B.S. in Biology and B.A in Environmental Studies at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont in 2013. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science in Ecology from SUNY Environmental Science in the Fall of 2015. While at ESF, her research focused on the use of fish communities in the biomonitoring of freshwater streams throughout New York State. She joined Parsons Corporation in the spring of 2015, where she has helped to develop and implement the long-term monitoring plan for Onondaga Lake. She specializes in fisheries, helping to monitor the community dynamics and mercury cycling in the lake.

Junior Café Scientifique is sponsored by the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), and usually held on the third Saturday of the month during the school year at the MOST. A light breakfast is provided, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum for free.