To raise awareness about the complex cultural and material nexus that is “plastic,” Wisconsin Sea Grant has collaborated with the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is presenting, “Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials.” The free exhibit opened on Sept. 13 and runs through Jan. 5, 2020.
Wisconsin Sea Grant is helping to fund an educational program designed to show teachers and students how nature can be a classroom.
The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grant programs are starting the seventh year of science café-type evening talks about the St. Louis River Estuary in October. Jenney Sherren, freshwater fellow at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, will present, “I’ve Seen the Light: Working to Detect Bloody Red Shrimp in the St. Louis River,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Estuarium.
Wisconsin Sea Grant-funded researchers are looking into the mystery of why silica levels are going up in Lake Michigan, which may also account for why they are going up in lakes Huron and Superior, as well.
An unorthodox, entertaining video coupled with effective promotion is a cost-effective way to educate people about an important issue, researchers found.
Emma Wiermaa traveled to Maryland in July for the Sea Grant Aquaculture Education Network Summit. She sees great potential for both hands-on science education and workforce development.
Researchers are working on guidance that will help natural resource managers understand the Buddhist practice of life release and its potential implications for the environment.
The new AIS management plan focuses on pathways of invasion, rather than specific species, and reflects both new threats and new control options and beneficial partnerships.
Natalie Chin has begun work in our Superior Office, focusing on climate change and tourism.
Eight educators from Minnesota and eight from Wisconsin will sail aboard a three-masted schooner from St. Ignace, Michigan, through the Soo Locks to Duluth, Minnesota, August 5-12, 2019. Their guides aboard the Denis Sullivan will combine native and Western water-science in a hands-on teach-the-teacher experience.