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Students will share research at annual Fox River Watershed Symposium

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Students from area high schools will display and discuss their research at UW-Green Bay on Tuesday, April 8, part of the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program.

The program’s 11th annual Watershed Symposium will highlight results from watershed monitoring in our area and will provide an opportunity for students to interact with teachers and professional scientists. The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (complete schedule available online) is free and open to the public.

More than 90 teachers and students from 11 area high schools will participate in the daylong symposium, which allows students to share their findings about improving stream health with professional researchers in water quality fields. Highlights include student presentations and poster sessions in the morning, an afternoon tour of the UW-Green Bay campus (including a trip to the Richter Museum of Natural History) and a special “Birding with Bob” campus field trip featuring UW-Green Bay’s nationally renowned ornithologist, Prof. Robert Howe. The keynote speaker for the event is UW-Green Bay alumnus Dan Cibulka ‘09, an aquatic ecologist with the environmental management firm Enterra, LLC.

The program’s main goal is long-term monitoring of the watershed to provide high-quality data to guide resource management decisions and help predict impacts on the ecosystem. It also is designed to enhance student, teacher and community understanding and stewardship of the Fox River Watershed.

Attendees are asked to register by contacting Annette Pelegrin by phone (920-465-5031) or email. For more information about the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program, and to view school research posters.

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