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Senior Lecturer Arthur Kneeland (center, back) with LAKES students Evelyn Dyer (left) and Sahi Chundu scooping soil samples from the riverbed.

LAKES REU Students Explore Health of Red Cedar Watershed

By Abbey Goers, UW-Stout Eleven students from universities across the nation conducted research this summer to understand and improve the health of the Red Cedar watershed, which is affected by eutrophication – phosphorus and nitrogen pollution, causing blue-green algae blooms…

students measuring water in river

Multidisciplinary Water Exploration in Western Wisconsin

Watch the video created by the UW-Eau Claire communication team. Nine undergraduates from UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls spent an intensive two weeks in June exploring and conducting research in rivers, watershed and creeks through enrollment in a new Western…

group of high school students in river

High Schoolers Explore Research and Careers at Freshwater Camp

As the school year cooled down, Freshwater Camp at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater was heating up. High school juniors and seniors from Wisconsin and northern Illinois took part in a week-long exploration of freshwater careers while enjoying recreational opportunities that Wisconsin’s…

Local high school students plant wild rice as part of UW-Green Bay program.

Wild Rice, Watershed Restoration and Hands-on High School Learning 

As a first-year science teacher at Aldo Leopold Community School in Green Bay, Wis., Mark Valentine was looking for experts to help him teach lessons about our environment and ecosystems. He found the perfect way to fulfill this goal: growing wild…

UW Students Dive Into Hands-on Research in Bacalar, Mexico

Laguna Bacalar, Mexico’s second largest natural lake, is one of the most unique freshwater lakes on Earth. Part of an important ecological corridor, ranging from tropical forest to the Caribbean Sea, it is also threatened by economic development. Last spring,…

Students Add Muscle to WDNR’s Mussel Monitoring Program

The ability to design and implement a species population survey is an essential skill for a water scientist — as is knowing how to analyze and present the findings to diverse audiences. Through a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of…

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