Teachers Aid Instructors During Shipboard Science Workshop

Although 15 teachers went aboard the R/V Lake Guardian to learn last month, at least one group of them ended up helping the instructors who were there to teach them more about aquatic research, and they aided a Wisconsin Sea Grant project to boot.

Successful Sea Caves Watch Project Saves Lives, Changes Hands

A public safety project designed to prevent kayaking tragedies at the popular mainland sea caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has been turned over by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the National Park Service and several partners. SeaCavesWatch.org is a real-time wave observation system that provides webcam photos and wave height, water temperature and wind speed data to kayakers, who can access the website before venturing out on Lake Superior to the sea caves.

New Video Highlights Water Facts

The Wisconsin Water Library is a wonderful asset to Wisconsin Sea Grant and, in turn, the library celebrates some of Wisconsin’s water assets through a new video.

A Wetland’s Worth

A team of UW-Green Bay researchers is charting the nearshore linkages between coastal wetlands and sports fish.

How the St. Louis River Estuary Works Backwards

A joint Wisconsin/Minnesota Sea Grant-funded research project on the St. Louis River Estuary has found a surprising result. The two-year study, which involved several researchers, looked into nutrient levels and water chemistry in the estuary. When it comes to nitrogen removal in the water, the estuary seems to be working backwards.

Lodi Middle School Teacher Chosen for Lake Michigan Shipboard Workshop

Michelle Howe, a science teacher at Lodi Middle School, will participate in a unique opportunity to study Lake Michigan. During July, Howe will join 14 other teachers on the Lake Guardian, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s research vessel for the week-long Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop.

Poetry and Photography Featured in June River Talk

The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Wed., June 10, 5:30 p.m. at Amazing Grace Cafe (394 S. Lake Ave., Duluth, Minn.) Julie Gard, assistant professor of writing at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and photographer Ava Battocchio will present, “Pollution, Poetry and Photography: Celebrating the River’s Restoration Through Words and Images.”