Eve Barrs


As an aquarist with Shedd’s quarantine team, Eve Barrs uses her knowledge of freshwater fish husbandry to provide top-quality care for a range of native Great Lakes species that find homes at Shedd. She also partners with Shedd’s Learning department to teach Great Lakes fishes courses and introduces students and teachers to their local waters during freshwater ecology field programs. Barrs is a RiverWatch leader, a member of Shedd’s Sustainability Engagement and Awareness Team and a member of the North American Native Fish Association. She received a degree in zoology from Southern Illinois University, where she specialized in aquaculture. 


Eve Barrs, Senior Aquarist

University attended
B.S. in zoology, Southern Illinois University

Freshwater fish husbandry, member of Shedd's Sustainability Engagement Awareness Team