"The Story After the Storm" Presentations for Educators

"The Story After the Storm" video series is comprised of 45-minute presentations given by researchers, managers, and subject experts from the Duluth, Minnesota area. Presentations address how the flood of 2012 affected the St. Louis River Estuary, western Lake Superior, its watershed, and Duluth's infrastructure.

The presentations were developed for people working with grades K-12 as part of the Great Lakes Aquarium's Science Institute for Educators program. Attendees received lesson plans aligned to Minnesota academic standards and access to related activities. For more information about the Science Institute for Educators see: http://glaquarium.org/education-programs/teacher-workshops/

Project partners for the 2012-2013 series include: Minnesota Sea Grant, the Great Lakes Aquarium, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources MinnAqua Program, and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management, in cooperation with Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program.

Damages and Repairs to Duluth's Stormwater Infrastructure: The City's Perspective
Presented by Chris Kleist, City of Duluth
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Great Lakes Aquarium (353 Harbor Dr., Duluth, Minn.)
Friday, Nov. 16, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC (6282 Cranberry Rd., Finland, Minn.)
Sediment in the St. Louis Estuary. Too Much ... or Not Enough?
Presented by John Lindgren, Minnesota DNR
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Nov. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Status of Lake Superior Fishery in Minnesota
Presented by Don Schreiner, Minnesota DNR
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Jan. 18, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Early Detection of Invasive Species
Presented by Joshua Schloesser, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - no video
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Jan. 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Post-Flood Nutrients in Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary
What does an estuary have in common with a pizza oven?
Presented by Chip Small, University of St. Thomas and Brandy Forsman, University of Minnesota Duluth
 
The affect of the June 2012 flood on dissolved nutrients (C, N, & P) in western Lake Superior
Presented by Brandy Forsman, University of Minnesota Duluth
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Mar. 8, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Lake Superior, Carbon Cycling, Phenology and Flood
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Minor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Mar. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
An Overview of the Historic 19-20 June 2012 Flash Flood in Duluth, MN and Adjacent Areas of Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Presented by Dan Miller with Brian Tentinger, National Weather Service, Weather Forecast Office, Duluth, MN
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Apr. 19, 12-2 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Planning for the Future: Climate Change and Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region
Presented by Hilarie Sorensen, Minnesota Sea Grant
Tuesday, Apr. 2, 4-6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium
Friday, Apr. 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Wolf Ridge ELC
Bringin' Back the Bugs: Post-Flood Recovery & the Resiliency of the WLSSD Wastewater Treatment System
Presented by Kathy Hamel and Tim Tuominen, Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD)
Tuesday, Apr. 30, 4 -6 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium

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Contact:

Marte Kitson
AIS Specialist

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