The Fish & Wildlife class visited the Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit in Dunkirk, N.Y. on October 21, 2015. Fisheries Biologist Jim Markham conducted a presentation on the history of the station and current research being conducted on cold water and warm water fish species in Lake Erie and its tributaries. Mr. Markham discussed some of the newest technologies used to study and manage fish populations in the lake. Students asked questions that they had prepared prior to the visit regarding fish of the Great Lakes and educational requirements needed to work in fisheries science. Students were introduced to laboratory procedures on how to read coded wire tags used to identify and track lake trout and how to determine the age of fish using scales. Following the field trip students compiled a field trip report describing their experience and what they had learned.