Encourage the exchange of regional fisheries and other technical information among members of the Iowa Chapter of AFS and members of the student subunit. Serve as a clearing house for educational and professional development in the fisheries science field and assist in the transition from an educational to a professional setting for fisheries science students. Encourage community outreach and educational activities in fisheries.
A club for all students with a common interest in herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians) to meet, talk, and become involved in herpetology related activities. Some examples of these activities are: herping (hiking for reptiles and amphibians), trips to zoos, reptile and amphibian expos, guest speakers, "show and tell", and hopefully more. This is a great way to learn more about herpetology and connect with other students on campus with common interest.
Members advocate and practice land management consistent with ecologically sound principles briefings on forest issues from the Journal of Forestry. Members also engage in forestry related activities with people of similar interests.
This student chapter of The Wildlife Society provides experiences with wildlife and conservation. Activities include outdoor recreation, owling, hiking, fishing, and more. A variety of speakers present to the club, including guests from government organizations, wildlife professionals, graduate students, and conservation groups. The club participates annually in The Wildlife Society’s Midwest Student Conclave, a weekend of speakers and workshops on field techniques.
The Environmental Education Club is for those students interested in teaching others about the joys of our environment. While our focus is in the field of the interpretation of natural resources, all students are welcome. We have a lot of fun activities and annually take part in the Story County Conservation Board's Halloween Hike.
The Conservation Club promotes constructive use of natural resources through land, water, wildlife, and energy management practices to help balance our ecosystem. Students get hands-on with various projects including invasive species removal, native plantings, construction of bat/bird boxes, travel to private lands for conservation land management analysis, volunteering locally on private and public lands, and other member project ideas.
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
We are a student organization that holds an annual banquet to raise funds for conservation efforts both locally and nationally.
The Cyclone Chapter is the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl with an emphasis on local conservation and raising awareness of duck hunting in the area. Our goal is to give hands on conservation skills such as building and maintaining wood duck boxes, hen houses, and predator management. We also will be teaching duck hunting history and skills, such as duck identification and duck calling.
Xi Sigma Pi is the National Forestry Honor Society established in 1908 at the University of Washington. Xi Sigma Pi, ISU’s Alpha Gamma Chapter, emphasizes academic achievement and success in the forestry profession through service activities, fundraisers, and education. Forestry majors are selected based on a minimum GPA of 3.0 with 60 or more credits, 15 credits of which are forestry course work. We strive to maintain a professional image through our college and future careers.