In a new research cycle, 19 projects will be supported across Wisconsin and to the benefit of the Great Lakes and coastal communities.
The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Wed. Feb. 24, 7 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grille (Barker’s Island Inn, 300 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.). Nancy Schudlt, water projects coordinator with the Fond du Lac Band will present, “The Value of Nature’s Benefits in the St. Louis River Watershed.”
Wisconsin Sea Grant Researcher and Northland College Professor, Randy Lehr, was in Duluth on Feb. 2, speaking about his climate change research in the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior and a new integrated assessment project he’s starting for the same area.
From July 15-19, 4th-10th grade teachers and non-formal educators from a Great Lakes state can take advantage of the opportunity to spend time on the U.S. EPA’s research vessel the Lake Guardian. The application deadline is March 2.
Lots of numbers were flying around the 2016 Lake Sturgeon Bowl, which took place the first weekend in February. It’s a qualifying round for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition designed for high school students.
Dredging has a long history in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, explains that history and current challenges.
Two new fellowships in water and water policy are available, beginning in summer 2016.
New Berlin’s library will host the Sea Grant and Water Resources photography display for the month of February.
Wisconsin Sea Grant’s former (and first) social scientist, Jane Harrison, departed to work for North Carolina Sea Grant a few months ago. In a trade-off by chance, the program’s new social scientist, Deidre Peroff, is coming to Wisconsin Sea Grant from North Carolina
The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Wed. Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grille. Molly Wick with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will present, “Next Stop, Clough Island: A Story of Conservation and Restoration in the Heart of the St. Louis River Estuary.”
A special bonus River Talk that features a different river than usual will be held on Wed. Feb 3, 7 p.m. in the Erlenbach Lecture Hall, first floor of Swenson Hall, University of Wisconsin Superior. Adventurer Natalie Warren will present, “Hudson Bay Bound.”