In this magazine-length feature article, three natural resource managers from around Lake Superior describe the challenges they face and explain how you can help protect the lake's environment. A photo album of images from Isle Royale, Tettegouche State Park, and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is included.
Minnesota Sea Grant is luring eight respected scientists away from their Lake Superior research for your education and enjoyment through a monthly speaker series. The talks will take place in Duluth, Grand Marais, and Grand Portage, MN... and on your desktop computer!
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Matt Hudson, a U of MN graduate student, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the International Association for Great Lakes Research to help in an investigation of how bacteria influence the accumulation of contaminants in Lake Superior's predatory fishes.
Efforts by volunteers to control the exotic plant purple loosestrife along the St. Louis River with imported beetles seems to be working.
Game boards, rap music, art, puzzles and experiments are just a few of the fun and informative activities created for K-12 classrooms in ESCAPE (the Exotic Species Compendium of Activities to Protect the Ecosystem). The compendium is part of a Sea Grant-sponsored campaign to teach young people about exotic species issues and help them explore ways to solve real-world problems.
See a photo taken of the National Sea Grant Director, Ron Baird, on his recent visit to Minnesota.
We've hired a new coastal communities and land use planning extension educator, and an environmental education graduate student.
A fun historical fact from our Historic Lake Superior and Minnesota's North Shore 2003 calendar.
New Publications & Services
A 22-minute video is available to help public fish hatchery operators, fish farmers, and bait harvesters take measures to prevent spreading aquatic nuisance species through their activities. "From Net to Sale" costs $3.50.
We've produced a 14-month, black-and-white calendar that features historic images from Lake Superior and Minnesota's North Shore. Copies cost $10.
We will conduct a workshop, "ESCAPE From Aquatic Nuisance Species!" at the Minnesota Science Teachers Association Fall Conference, October 18, 2002, in Eagan, MN.
This new compact disk contains PowerPoint presentations and publications about aquatic nuisance species. It is designed to assist lake associations, natural resource agency staff, and extension educators in giving educational presentations. Copies cost $2.50.