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Celebrate Lake Superior Day

Lake Superior Day is happening this Saturday, July 15, from 11 am – 3 pm on Barker’s Island in Superior. Focused on celebrating and appreciating the greatest Great Lake, the event will include free family fun with live music, kids’ activities and much more.  Stop by and visit our Wisconsin Sea Grant booth in the Read more about Celebrate Lake Superior Day[…]

Exploring the Estuarium

By Brianna Taggart, University of Minnesota Duluth On May 9, the River Talks series concluded for the season at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island in Superior, Wisconsin. The presentation took a different turn than usual when it offered a tour of the new Estuarium. During “The Making of the Estuarium,” Deanna Erickson, education Read more about Exploring the Estuarium[…]

The Husky Energy Oil Refinery Fire – What’s Going on With the Environment?

Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, and I are back in our offices in Superior, Wisconsin, this week, following an evacuation last week due to an explosion and fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery. The incident happened the morning of Thursday, April 26, with a loud bang that sounded like an electrical transformer Read more about The Husky Energy Oil Refinery Fire – What’s Going on With the Environment?[…]

Sturgeon Art Exhibit

Lake sturgeon are the stars of an art exhibit that opens today at the School of Education Art Gallery at UW-Madison. A reception will be held this Thursday. For more information about this project, please see this story from our Sea Grant Press Room.  

Coral Reefs and Cows – Guam and Wisconsin Sea Grant Programs Swap Stories, Find Common Themes

Yesterday, on a day when parts of Wisconsin were predicted to receive up to 10 inches of snow, our staff welcomed balmy of images of Guam. While folks in our Superior and Green Bay offices could see snow gently falling outside their windows, they could then turn to their computer screens and view a WebEx Read more about Coral Reefs and Cows – Guam and Wisconsin Sea Grant Programs Swap Stories, Find Common Themes[…]

This is Your Brain on Water

They came to the harbor regularly, every evening, drawn by some need. It was as if the water floated off and set sail thoughts that had grown stagnant on dry land, and gave to their bodies even some sort of physical relief. – “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf Earlier this month, more than 275 water Read more about This is Your Brain on Water[…]