Our next meeting will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023. BAS will be having Karen Randall as a speaker. Her talk will be on Aquarium Plants; Where Do They Come From?
Karen Randall grew up with aquariums as a child. While experienced in many facets of the aquarium hobby, as an adult her focus turned to a concentration in planted display aquariums and the study and propagation of aquatic plants. Her articles and photography have been published in multiple languages and publications around the world. For many years she authored the monthly column, “Sunken Gardens” in Aquarium Fish Magazine. She is an international speaker on aquarium subjects. Karen is past president of the Boston Aquarium Society, and serves on the board of the Aquatic Gardeners Association. She was editor of the AGA magazine, The Aquatic Gardener for 5 years and is now technical editor of the magazine. She serves as a judge for both the AGA International Aquascaping Contest and the Aqua Design Amano International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest as well as serving on the jury of a number of live aquascaping contests. She has also served as a consultant on several major projects at public aquaria.
Karen travels frequently to study aquatic plants in the wild. She has traveled extensively in South and Central America and South East Asia as well as the southern parts of the U.S. In Brazil she has assisted with Project Piaba, a conservation program in the Amazon centered on the aquarium fish trade. She regularly does programs on these topics as well as aquatic gardening for groups ranging from aquarium clubs, school children, garden clubs and church organizations.
Karen started a program a number of years ago to put aquariums in many classrooms in the local public elementary schools. In 2003 she was awarded the Northeast Council of Aquarium Society’s Betty Mueller Award; a life-time award for her outreach work and other contributions to the aquarium hobby.
After the talk, we will have our usual monthly auction, 50/50 split, Cash only Auction. Bring in your extra plants, fish etc
Please feel free to bring in refreshments to share.
Anyone wishing to stay in touch with us:
Please email our BAS Secretary & Membership Chair Donna McAndrews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
She will put you on our Guest Membership List. You will receive reminders of our yearly NEAq Tour, Quarterly and Yearly Auctions and Monthly Speakers.
Our Website Link is: (https://bostonaquariumsociety.org)
Monthly Photo Competition is: Killifish/Tetras/Danios