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The Stream Team presented their water quality research to community members.

High Schoolers and Undergrads Present Summer Research to Manitowoc Community Members

The 2023 Lakeshore Water Summit at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus provided high school students involved in UW-Green Bay’s Freshwater Scholars Summer Research Program with the opportunity to present the results of their work in water-based projects. They also learned…

Madeline Behrens on UW Oshkosh on marine debris boat

Student Profile: Finding A Major That Sparks Joy

As a child in Chaska, Minn., Madeline Behrens loved rocks and minerals, animals and being outside, but her passion for the environment went dormant in high school when her focus changed to computer sciences courses. She enrolled at Minnesota State…

Undergraduates in the western Wisconsin advanced fieldwork course conduct survey work in the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls.

A Western Wisconsin Hub for Freshwater Education

Western Wisconsin is becoming a hub for preparing for careers in water industries, thanks in part to two cross-campus collaborations — a high school summer camp and an advanced field course for upper-level college students — involving UW-Eau Claire, UW…

Conducting hands-on research gave Avery Leigh, a student at Knox College-Galesburg in Illinois, a new appreciation for the ponds near her hometown of Sauk City, Wisc.

Freshwater@UW Program Offers Plunge Into Summer Research

When it comes to freshwater research, where better to get hands-on experience than at one of the University of Wisconsin campuses? In summer 2023, 31 undergraduates from Wisconsin, California, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Illinois, Alabama and…

Students in river for Red Cedar Basin project

Students Fill Gap in Red Cedar Watershed Monitoring

With a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, three undergraduates from UW-Stout were trained to collect and analyze water samples as part of renewed efforts to monitor restoration efforts in the Red Cedar Basin Watershed, which has high levels…

Students in river for Red Cedar Basin project

Project Monitors Phosphorus Remediation Strategies; Trains Students for Workforce

The Red Cedar Watershed in west-central Wisconsin is one of the most highly impacted watersheds in Wisconsin. The Red Cedar River was listed as an EPA impaired water in 1998, and Tainter Lake and Lake Menomin have been listed as…

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