Sarah DeZwarte, education director at YMCA Camp Y-Koda in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, had the opportunity to, not only once, but to twice take part in the Lake Guardian teacher cruise and Shipboard Science Workshop. While each trip entailed a different experience, both provided fundamental learning and education that DeZwarte was able to carry on to the students and residents of the Lake Michigan coastal area.
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.”
Megan Hoff recently completed her graduate research assistantship in Green Bay, working for Sea Grant Staffer Julia Noordyk. This was the first time such an opportunity has been offered at one of our field offices. Hoff’s work for Noordyk and for her master’s degree in environmental science and policy at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay involved working with the community to develop a watershed management plan for Mahon and Wequiock creeks, which flow through the campus. Science Communicator Marie Zhuikov caught up with Hoff recently, just after she finished a drive across the country to Oregon, where she is starting a new job in Newport as a shellfish assessment biologist. Yes, she’ll be working with clams.
Researchers have published their findings in Aquaculture Magazine and Environmental Communication.
The final River Talk of the season, “Deterring Geese on the St. Louis River to Protect Wild Rice,” was presented by Sam Hansen, a former summer undergraduate research fellow with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, on May 13.
Recordings collected for the Wisconsin Sea Grant book, “People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish,” were recently added to a national archive by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A team of students from Merrill High School overcame adversity to win the 2020 Aquaculture Challenge. They were led by a teacher with ties to Wisconsin Sea Grant.
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.
Read about three recent education and outreach projects that have taken an interdisciplinary approach by combining art and science to communicate Great Lakes research.