College Course Uses Lake Superior Watershed as a Climate Change Example

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[…]

Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Julia Noordyk’s View

Anne Moser, 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. This is the forth post in the series. (Read Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3 if you missed them.) Read more about Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: Julia Noordyk’s View[…]

The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11!

The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11! Come hear Kelsey Prihoda with UWS’s Lake Superior Research Institute give her talk, “Shedding Light on Groundwater,” at 7 p.m. at the Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Superior, Wis.).  Kelsey will answer questions about private well water testing, describe contaminants that are of concern in Read more about The River Talk series in Superior is starting next week on October 11![…]

High School Club Documents Lake Superior Swim Race

By Toben Lafrancois, Northland College and Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant Wisconsin Sea Grant supports aquatic educational projects as well as research projects. One of them involves underwater photography. These stunning images of the Point to La Pointe swim race in Lake Superior were taken by the Zaaga’igan Ma’iinganag (Ojibwe for “Lakewolves”) photography club. High Read more about High School Club Documents Lake Superior Swim Race[…]

Aquatic Invasive Species Threaten Shipwreck Preservation in the Great Lakes

By Ryan Smazal, Maritime Preservation Intern, Wisconsin Historical Society; and Sara Fox, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Extension As many might know, the Great Lakes house about a fifth of the freshwater supply for the entire world. A less commonly known fact is that the Great Lakes contain more than 700 shipwrecks. Among Read more about Aquatic Invasive Species Threaten Shipwreck Preservation in the Great Lakes[…]