Area high school students, teachers and university researchers gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, March 15 for the eighth annual Watershed Symposium hosted by the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
They were also treated to tours of the Richter Museum, which contains one of Wisconsin’s most significant collections of animal specimens for scientific research and education.
The Watershed Program provides hands-on science education for young people and has yielded important data on tributaries that feed the Fox River and influence water quality on the bay of Green Bay.
The symposium provides a forum for high school students from eight area schools to share their findings, interact with teachers and professional scientists, and learn about research and watershed management in the Fox River Basin. Students hear from specialists, and specialists hear from the students, in a collaborative effort to compare scientific data.
The symposium and Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program are supported in part by a gift from Arjo Wiggins Appleton Ltd. The symposium is also sponsored by the UW-Green Bay program in Natural and Applied Sciences and the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
Click here for the full press release from the symposium.
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