Migration at the Museum!

Funded By

World Fish Migration Day, Canadian Museum of Nature, American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter, Carleton University Students for the Environment, The Lieutenant's Pump British Pub, Dillon Consulting, Kilgour & Associates, and Canadian Aquatic Resources Section

Research Team

This event has been organized by:

Vivian Nguyen, Carleton University
Shireen Bliss, Carleton University
Jessica Taylor, U of Ottawa and Carleton University
Maxime Veilleux, Carleton University
Taylor Ward, Carleton University
Jacqueline Chapman, Carleton University
Shannon Bower, Carleton University
Natalie Sopinka, U of British Columbia
Christine Nguyen, Graphic Designer



Research Summary


As part of the World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) global initiative, a group of young and dynamic fisheries researchers from Carleton University’s Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab (FECPL) showcased state-of-the-art research and interactive activities in the RBC Blue Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Saturday May 24th, 2014.

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We were able to interact with over 250 participants with games such as “spawning run plinko”, which taught kids the challenges of fish migration (including fisheries capture, predation, pollution, dams, etc.),  fish face painting, and “migrate” your migratory fish postcard. Additionally, participants were able to engage with researchers and understand more about the issues and how scientific research can help.


At Lieutenant’s Pump, Ottawa hosted a Science Pub Talk. Dr. Nick Lapointe from the Nature Conservancy of Canada spoke about the various eastern Ontario migratory species, their importance and what can we do to help! Dr. David Browne, the director of Canadian Wildlife Federation, spoke about the fascinating American eels and collaborative research on eel ladders to improve passage success.

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Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event! If you have any questions, please contact Vivian   Also check out our Facebook page!

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