Science and a Natural Wonder
The Great Lakes, Wisconsin and Sea Grant
Science and natural wonder converge at Sea Grant, a national program that puts science to work for the sustainable use of the Great Lakes. This University of Wisconsin-Madison program applies research, education and outreach to better understand, use and raise awareness of the world’s largest freshwater system, which forms the northern and eastern borders of our state. Containing 20 percent of the planet’s fresh water, the Great Lakes are home to more than 3,500 species of plants and animals, and support mammals, amphibians and birds who frequent shores and surfaces.
The exhibit incorporates photography and objects to present issues of concern for the Great Lakes, while reminding us of their great beauty and value. Photomurals represent Wisconsin Sea Grant’s work with sustainability, coastal resilience, recreation, aquaculture, STEM learning and aquatic invasive species.
Timothy T. Wenzel