the lower fox river watershed monitoring program    
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

2005 Student Symposium

The second annual Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program Student Symposium was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay. The symposium was held in conjunction with the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA) Stormwater Conference to provide students with a chance to interact with professional scientists.

The symposium began with a presentation by Dr. Tim Ehlinger of UW-Milwaukee entitled 'Linking Watershed Landscapes to Aquatic Ecosystems.' This was followed by concurrent sessions in which student teams gave presentations or attended roundtable discussion. The presentations (10 - 15 minutes each) were about proposed research questions that student teams planned to investigate over the next monitoring season(s). The presentations were either in PowerPoint or poster format. At the roundtable discussions, students, teachers and water resources professionals discussed selected watershed issues. Project staff presented a scenario or problem to the entire group, and then posed three questions. The group then broke into three smaller groups to discuss the questions, and then reconvened as a large group to discuss each group's answers. A poster session was held jointly with the FWWA Stormwater Conference. During this session, students interacted with and received comments from the water qulaity professionals on their proposed research. Students, teachers and stormwater professionals also learned about LFRWMP activities through a series of eight posters put together by project staff. A joint closing session consisted of the LFRWMP project update from Drs. Kevin Fermanich and Tim Ehlinger.