Entangled in plastic: New Madison exhibit highlights marine debris

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.

Water Careers and Bloody Red Shrimp Headline River Talk Series

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.

Educators to set sail for science workshop on Lake Superior

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.