The overall goal of the school-based program is to improve student, teacher and community stewardship and understanding of watershed and land use impacts on water quality and stream ecosystems (objectives).
April - June: Amphibian Monitoring
----- As indicated by over night temperatures, monitor three times at three points each time
April 25 - May 12: Spring monitoring period
----- Monitor the same two stream stations for water quality
We hosted our Eleventh Annual Watershed Sympoisum on April 8th,
2014, and it was our largest one yet! More than 90
high school teachers and students shared
research and information about the streams they monitor in our
communities. Aquatic Ecologist and UW-Green Bay Alumnus Dan Cibulka of
Onterra LLC was our keynote speaker. Afternoon sessions include a
birding field trip with Prof. Bob Howe, a tour of the Richter
Museum, and campus tours. To view our presentations and research
posters, check out our Symposium Page.
Links to our latest outreach videos from Pulaski HS!
and the Green Bay Water Utility are hosting a celebration of World
Water Day on Friday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jack Day
Environmental Education Center. This annual event highlights
issues facing our community, and recognizes partners for their
efforts toward improving water quality. This event will launch the
first annual “Watershed Champion Award,” which this year goes to
teacher Charlie Frisk (who also serves as President of the Baird
Creek Preservation Foundation) and his students at Luxemburg-Casco
High School for their work on Baird Creek.
Water will recognize Charlie Frisk for his many years of work with
the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, the research work he and
his students did on Baird Creek as part of the LFRMWP, Envirothon
achievements, and contributions to community education and
stewardship of our most valuable water resources, the Fox River
and Green Bay.
Charlie has been a part of LFRWMP
since its inception in 2003. Thank you so much Charlie for
all you’ve done for our program and for our community. You are a
wonderful teacher, activist, scientist, steward, and ambassador
and I’m privileged to have this opportunity to work with you for
the past four years, and hopefully many years to come.
GeoStory- we made it!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Braatz of Appleton North HS and her
advisor, Jamie Sadogierski!
program received some national attention through National
The GeoStory features a photo of Elizabeth presenting
research findings at the Lower Fox River Watershed Symposium on
the UW-Green Bay campus last year. Elizabeth’s story and thoughts
are inspiring and she is a great ambassador for the program! See
the link below and have a great tour of what is happening out
there (when you enter the website: click on “start GeoStory” and
then click on her picture -she is wearing a purple t-shirt):