Tarleton to Host ‘Fellowship of the Flies’ Symposium


STEPHENVILLE — The Fellowship of the Flies Outdoor Symposium begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Tarleton State University’s Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.

Wildlife experts will cover a range of topics, from land conservation and advocacy for Indigenous people to public land accessibility and protection of wildlife. 

Also, there will be a screening of the film Blackwaters: Brotherhood in the Wild, which features Tarleton State alumnus Jahmicah Dawes. The film, the account of five Black adventurers’ journey into the Arctic Circle, explores several topics, including masculinity, representation, conservation and fly fishing.

The Blackwaters film tour (trailer) started in Portland, Ore., and has made multiple stops.

The symposium is hosted by the Lozano Long Division of Global, Community and First-Gen Initiatives in partnership local business owner Dawes of Slim Pickins Outfitters.

Symposium Agenda

1-2 p.m.  Music, vendors, prizes and giveaways

2 p.m. – Program kick-off

2:30-3 p.m. – Wildlife expert presentation: James Adams from Palo Pinto Mountain State Park

3:15-3:45 p.m. – Wildlife expert presentation: Alex Herrera, owner, Herrera Fly Fishing

4-4:30 p.m. – Wildlife expert presentation: Rodney Franklin, Director of State Parks, Texas Parks and Wildlife

5-6:15 p.m. – Film screening and panel discussion

6:15-7 p.m. – Meet and greet, vendors, prizes and giveaways

To RSVP visit https://calendar.tarleton.edu/gcf/event/95008-fellowship-of-the-flies-symposium.

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