The 45th anniversary of the loss of the iron ore freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald is this November (2020). The compelling tales of 760 other lakes Michigan and Superior shipwrecks can be found at wisconsinshipwrecks.org, a project of Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
From now until Election Day on Nov. 3, every newspaper, newscast, news website and posts on social media platforms will be swelled to bursting with political polls, tracking races at every level of government. In addition to the so-called horse race polls there are plenty of polls on issues. One such issues poll recently caught Read more about Clean air and water valued in recent national poll[…]
Chef and cookbook author Amy Thielen’s memoir “Give a Girl a Knife” is a vivid look at the flavors and places of the Upper Midwest.
A Sea Grant science writer reflects on Adam Minter’s book “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale” and her own relationship to the world of “stuff.”
As fishing and boating activities ramp up for summer, efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) will look a bit different due to COVID-19.
One of our science communicators learns a new skill and encourages discussions about water, all at the same time.
Jane Anklam with University of Wisconsin-Extension and Doug Soldat with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Soil Science presented the April River Talk at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Their talk, “Is this dirt clean?” touched on a variety of topics, from composting, to jumping worms, to lead contamination. Although there are 700 types of soil Read more about Talking dirt at River Talks[…]
Dean Johnston of the U.S. Coast Guard, John Sager from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Dave Sletten from Douglas County and Kevin Mustonen from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) were the evening’s panelists for the February River Talk about emergency management.
Earlier this fall, I tagged along during one day of a five-day field course offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Eighteen students were learning about culture and climate change in the Lake Superior region, and how to apply that knowledge in their future careers as natural resource managers. The group met at Caroline Lake, Read more about College Course Uses Lake Superior Watershed as a Climate Change Example[…]
Anne Moser, the senior special librarian for the Wisconsin Water Library, asked some of our Sea Grant staff members recently what the biggest challenges are facing the Great Lakes today. We are featuring their answers in a series of blog posts over the next month. One of the people she asked is David Hart, assistant Read more about Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: David Hart’s View[…]