River Talk to Focus on Wisconsin Point

November’s River Talk has been postponed until Thursday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve Learning Center (3 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.)

Bob Miller, a Lake Superior Ojibway tribal member, will present, “What’s the Point? Ojibway History and the Unique Value of Wisconsin Point.”

River Talk Series Begins With Business Panel

The first River Talk, “An Industrious River: How Business Relies on Fresh Water,” is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Red Mug (916 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wis.) Panelists are Emily Vikre, Vikre Distillery; Charlie Studuhar, Spirit Lake Marina; and Heather Holmes, North Shore Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Water Researchers Give Back Through Unique Program for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Each summer for the past six years, Bill Sonzogni and Jim Peterson have been teaching parts of a limnology (the study of lakes) class to grandparents and their grandchildren. The class is part of the popular Grandparents University, which is offered by the Wisconsin Alumni Association and in which Wisconsin Sea Grant participates. What these students might not realize is that, between Sonzogni and Peterson, they are on the receiving end of nearly 100 years of experience in water issues.

New Advisory Council Member Hopes to Improve People’s Connections to the Great Lakes

Meet Sharon Cook, our newest advisory council member. Sharon is unusually connected to the Great Lakes. She lives two blocks from Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. She tutors a fourth-grade class once a week at a school with a Great Lakes focus. And she has literally immersed herself in Lake Michigan — diving down fifty feet to the shipwreck that claimed the life of her great-great-grandmother and great-aunt.