Friday, April 5, 2013

UW-Madison Science Expeditions

UW Sea Grant will be presenting a program to kick-off this weekend's event titled "Sea Lamprey, Sturgeon Sound and Shipwrecks: Success Stories From Wisconsin’s Sea Grant College". Wisconsin Sea Grant and UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center's Director James Hurley will begin by introducing the basics about Wisconsin Sea Grant College.  Then WI Sea Grant's Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist, Tim Campbell will talk about aquatic invasive species such as, round gobies, sea lamprey, and phragmites.  Next Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Ph.D. Candidate Chris Bocast will share his recordings of sturgeon “thunder.”   Chris has captured the subsonic sounds made by these large, prehistoric fish present in Great Lakes waters.  And finally, WI Sea Grant's Science Communicator, John Karl will talk and show video of the 51 Wisconsin shipwrecks that he has documented have been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.

Quite an evening of science provided by UW-Madison Sea Grant and Aquatic Sciences Center!  The free event will begin at 7pm at the Genetics-Biotechnology Center , 425 Henry Mall, Room 1111.  Find a map to the location here.

Information on the entire schedule of events for UW-Madison Science Expeditions