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2020 Symposium

Lower Fox River | Watershed monitoring program

Welcome to the 16th Annual Student Watershed Symposium! - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19*

Thursday, March 19, 2020

*All campuses are closed to public per state emergency order. All classes at all UW-Green Bay campuses will be taught via alternative delivery methods through the spring semester. 

  • 8:30-11:00 (public program)

  • 11:45-2:30 (Student Activites)

This year the symposium will center around restoration work in the Bay of Green Bay, presentations and posters by teachers and students in the monitoring program, and presentations by sponsors of the program. The afternoon includes a tour of the new Stem Engineering Center on campus and a Quiz Bowl.

Schedule and Program

UW-Green Bay Presentations:

Researcher in a fieldResearch team on a boatPerson holding a fish in a boatGreg wearing a hat

"An overview of restoration work in the Green Bay Watershed" - Kevin Fermanich
"Restoring coastal wetlands on the Green Bay west shore" - Amy Carrozzino-Lyon
"Environmental factors influencing wild rice restoration in Green Bay" - Jade Arneson
"A watershed plan and local stewardship" - Megan Hoff

Sponsor Presentations:

"Why I sponsor a water monitoring team for the LFRWMP" - Greg Neuschafer, sponsor Weyauwega-Fremont Team
"Watershed Conservation and Stewardship: NEW Water" - Tricia Garrison and Jeff Smudde

Teacher and Student Presentations:

Ashwaubenon Creek Team:  "Bridge Over Troubled Water: An alternate way to measure stream flow in high water" - Dana Lex,, West DePere High School

Spring Brook Team:  "The Effect of High Water Levels on Nitrate Concentration at Spring Brook" - Barb Reed, Oshkosh Lourdes Academy High School

Waupaca River Team:  "Waupaca River Macroinvertebrates" - Lynn Ponto, Weyauwega-Fremont High School

Dutchman's Creek Team:  "Growing Wild Rice in the Classroom" - Jody Schenk, Parkview Middle School

Apple Creek Team:  Poster - "How Can We Educate the Community About Water Pollution Prevention?" - Ryan Marx, Appleton East High School

Please contact program coordinator at for more information.