Creating a mini lake scene complete with fish, aquatic plants and glitter glue
Researcher Susan Knight points out aquatic plants - like the gelatinous freshwater bryozoan (think coral without the hard outer shell).
Graduate student Emily Heald gives updates on the Crystal Lake Mixing Project
Undergraduate Ellen Albright explains how we sample lakes during a pontoon ride on Trout Lake
Artist-in-residence Helen Klebesadel shared her artwork from local lakes and streams
Graduate student Adrienne Gemberling shares her research on rusty crayfish and banded mystery snails with younger visitors
Weevil crew members Jim Miazga and Nick Winter point out stages of the aquatic insect's life cycle under a microscope
Greg Sass of the WI DNR pulls in the fyke net to see what's swimming around in Trout Lake
The crowd gathers to watch the fyke net pull
Terry Daulton has visitors use pastels to sketch something that inspired them during the open house
Examining the fish from the fyke net pull
John Vehrs gets the lab ready for visitors. It isn't a UW event without Bucky!
Researcher Noah Lottig and undergraduate student Ellen Albright talk about the Long-Term Ecological Research program with visitors on a pontoon ride
Susan Knight explains how to tell two similar plants apart.
Graduate student Jen Chandler talks small mammals and ticks with visitors
Examining ticks from a more comfortable distance- in a jar.
Undergraduate student Cody Lane puts on the adventure hat for an afternoon of explaining research on birds and insects
A little helper climbed aboard the electrofishing boat to help unload the haul from the fyke net
Visitors check out stations under the watchful eyes of Bucky at the Trout Lake open house.