Tag: Environmental Science

Reminder: ‘Searching for Sustainability’ shown on campus, Feb. 13

A fascinating documentary, Searching for Sustainability will be shown on campus, Feb. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C of the University Union. An Eventbrite page is being created to help determine an accurate seat count. The event is free. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Human […]

Foxconn water usage? Environmentalists watch closely

What does Foxconn’s water usage mean for Lake Michigan? UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and others will be watching closely. He spoke with WBAY-TV about it. “I think the moral of the story is, humans have a big impact on our system, in the water system, and we have to be thoughtful about how […]

Prof. Fermanich talks the ‘Cost to keep roads clear’ with WTAQ

UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) was featured in the news this week. “Truckloads of salt used to treat highways during our winters may be taking a toll on the environment. A recent study suggests more than 40 percent of lakes surveyed in the Midwest and Northeast have more salt than before,” reports WTAQ. Salt […]

UW-Green Bay featured in ‘Into the Outdoors’ this weekend

A 30-minute repackaging of several “Searching for Sustainability” video segments will be airing as an Into the Outdoors broadcast Dec. 23-24 on Wisconsin Public Television. The broadcast features a segment with UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Deb Pearson speaking about the connections between food production, food quality and human health. Issues in the Green Bay area are featured as […]

UW-Green Bay has large contingent at Great Lakes conference

Science Symposium Group Shot-1

Last week, 340 scientists, resource managers, municipal planners, non-profit organizations, educators and citizens gathered in downtown Green Bay to discuss ongoing challenges and recent successes in managing and protecting water quality, habitat and species in Lake Michigan. The 2017 State of Lake Michigan Conference hosted by International Association for Great Lakes Research was held at […]

Reminder: Spawning Run this weekend

Saturday, Sept. 16 is going to be a beautiful day for a run — especially one that benefits local habitat restoration and student research. UW-Green Bay is hosting the “Spawning Run” with proceeds benefiting student research with the American Fisheries Society and local habitat restoration. The 5K run/walk utilizes UW-Green Bay’s gorgeous Cofrin Arboretum Trails. […]

WFRV previews “The Great Ledge” featuring Prof. Luczaj

It’s a documentary that takes viewers across Northeast Wisconsin to the Niagara Escarpment. It is a ridge of rock millions of years old — reaching from east-central Wisconsin all the way to Upstate New York. UW-Green Bay Prof. John Luczaj (Geology) is one of many experts in the film telling the story of the natural rock […]

Prof. Luczaj appears in documentary about Niagara Escarpment this week

UW-Green Bay Prof. John Luczaj (Geology, Geoscience) will appear in a documentary about the Niagara Escarpment that premieres this week. The documentary is titled “The Great Ledge” by Dan Larson. The Niagara Escarpment is a geologic feature that runs from Wisconsin through Michigan and Ontario into New York state. It is the same ledge over […]

UW-Green Bay students have a field day monitoring fish in restored wetlands on the west shore of Green Bay

Environmental Science Students Monitoring Fish

Environmental Science and Biology students had a field day monitoring more than 100 fish at a restored wetland on the west shore of Green Bay. The students, under the direction of Assistant Prof. Patrick Forsythe, are analyzing, measuring and tagging fish, as well as conducting experiments to measure fish egg mortality. The Wisconsin Department of […]