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Ocean research in an unlikely place

One of our science communicators visited the world’s largest research ocean while on vacation. Can you guess where it is located?

Catching spirits through a lens

As part of the River Talks series, Vern Northrup presented his five-year photography journey titled, “Akinomaage: Teaching from the Earth,” on March 3 at the St. Louis River Summit held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

A touch of wilderness near the city: The Superior Municipal Forest

Science Communicator Marie Zhuikov and Natalie Chin were treated to a tour of the Superior Municipal Forest last week, courtesy of the Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve group and naturalist Mike Anderson. This green gem offers 4,400 acres of the best remaining example of a boreal forest in Wisconsin and it’s the third largest municipal forest in the country

The importance of cultivating manoomin in the St. Louis River

Nancy Schuldt delivered her River Talk, “Promoting Tribal Health by Protecting and Restoring Manoomin (Wild Rice) in the St. Louis River and Beyond,” on Feb. 12, stressing the importance of manoomin’s presence in the St. Louis River and the benefits it creates in health, wellness and wealth.

A special place for science: UW-M Field Station at the Cedarburg Bog

Communications Coordinator Moira Harrington recently visited the Cedarburg Bog, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station. Although it’s winter, a lot is happening at the station. Moira explains why we’re fortunate that these pockets of learning and exploration exist.

Asian carp dispersal barrier elicits emotions

Communications Coordinator Moira Harrington and others recently visited the electrical barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Read her first-hand account of all that stands between the Great Lakes and an invasion of Asian carp.

The Cat Who Liked to Swim

Most cats don’t like to swim. Science communicator, Marie Zhuikov, shares memories of her cat who was a bit different.

DeLuca Shares Her Journey to Becoming Executive Director of The Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Deborah DeLuca presented this month’s River Talk on Jan. 8 at the Lake Superior Estuarium. Her talk, “The Duluth Seaway Port Authority – A Career Journey,” offered insight to the Great Lakes’ largest port and how she came to be the first woman to hold the executive director position at Duluth Seaway Port Authority in the 60 years since its establishment.