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Students learn about the groundwater sampling network at Pioneer Farm and receive a demonstration on how to sample water from wells./ UW-Platteville

Ag-Water Nexus field trip explores water challenges, solutions in Southwest Wisconsin

Written by Alison Parkins, UW-Platteville The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently hosted students from across the state for the second Wisconsin Agriculture-Water Nexus Network field trip, funded by the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, where students explored critical issues related to the connections…

High School students conducting water quality monitoring

Water-Quality Monitoring Program Connects Teens to Environment

When Dana Lex, a science teacher at West De Pere High School, was approached by UW-Green Bay faculty in 2006 to participate in a new water-quality monitoring program, she jumped at the opportunity to create a course that would get…

Students talk with water professions by river

Student Spotlight: From DAM Crew to Interns

With a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, six undergraduates were selected for the “The Dam Analysis and Monitoring Crew,” a two-week field experience during which they were trained to provide monitoring for a dam removal project in River…

DAM Crew group

Student Spotlight: A Geomorphologist in the Making

When the City of River Falls needed qualified people to provide ecological monitoring for their dam removal projects, UW-River Falls faculty and students stepped in to fulfill this community need. Thanks to a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin,…

Student Spotlight: Using Math to Improve Crop Yields

With a grant from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, three undergraduates worked on the “The Crop Per Drop in Sandy Soils Project,” a collaborative partnership between UW-Stout faculty and Chippewa Valley Bean. Faculty and students at UW-Stout are developing mathematical…

Anna Qualls poster presentation at Lower Fox River Watershed Symposium

Aspiring Environmental Engineer Gets Hands-on Experience During High School Internship

For aspiring environmental engineer Anna Qualls gaining hands-on lab and field experience is an important part of her career path. A summer internship last year was exactly the jumpstart she was looking for. She conducted stream monitoring, fish surveying and…

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