The final River Talk for the 2021-22 season was held in May. Sea Grant Director Jim Hurley presented, “Sea Grant at 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” examining the formation of this science-based organization devoted to sustainable use and protection of Great Lakes resources.
UW Water Science-Policy Fellows Misbah Husain and Sarah Martinez examined water issues through a legal lens–appropriate for two recent law school graduates.
Schoolchildren from Northern Lights Elementary in Superior enjoyed a successful outing on Wisconsin Point as part of the decade-long Rivers2Lake Education Program.
On Feb. 9, River Talks featured Mark Loomis, project manager for the Legacy Act Project at Spirit Lake on the St. Louis River in Duluth. Loomis presented an update, providing images and information on the remediation project’s status.
After 10 years of working in Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Lake Superior Field Office next to the SS Meteor – the last remaining whaleback ship in the world – our science communicator, Marie Zhuikov, finally took a tour of it.
Three websites can help you find fish that is tasty, healthy and supports local and regional economies. This fish is caught by commercial fishers on the Great Lakes or raised sustainably by farmers.
The sixth annual Water@UW-Madison spring symposium took place on Friday, April 22. Providing an opportunity for water scholars and policymakers to reconnect around water, it was an inspirational way to spend Earth Day. More than 130 people joined the online community and it featured more than 15 speakers who reflected on water connections from the Read more about Keeping the positive water vibes alive-symposium recap[…]
On April 13, River Talks featured Alexis Grinde from the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute and Cole Wilson from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together, they presented “Black Ash and Birds: Conserving Critical Habitat in the St. Louis River Estuary.”
Assistant Director for Communications Moira Harrington explores the importance of libraries and one particular librarian in honor of National Library Week.
The March 2022 River Talk required hands-on participation. Marne Kaeske, cultural preservation specialist with the 1854 Treaty Authority, led an activity where attendees constructed their own wild rice harvesting sticks.