Thursday, February 12, 2009

Video Review: In Wisconsin

In Wisconsin is a new DVD in Wisconsin's Water Library that focuses on the Great Lakes. The host, Patty Loew, is an associate professor in the Department of Life Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The DVD has two 30 minute specials that highlight how Northern Wisconsin's Lake Superior and Eastern Wisconsin's Lake Michigan affect many aspects of life throughout the entire state. A lighthouse renovation, a national park of lakeshore, and a tribal elder's long life on the lake make up the focus of Lake Superior. Lake Michigan has invasive species such as the zebra and quagga mussels affecting the lake's food webs, the city of Racine makes its once polluted beach clean again and Waukesha struggles to retrieve radium-free drinking water.

If you are a UW-Madison student, faculty, or staff, please request this book from MadCat. If you are a Wisconsin resident, please request it through Wisconsin's Water Library book request.