The UW-Madison Center for Limnology will host its 2nd annual open house at the Trout Lake Research Station on Friday, August 3rd.
From 1 to 5pm, visitors will get a "behind the scenes" tour of the station, where researchers are doing world-class research on Wisconsin lakes.
The open house will feature guided tours of the station, showcasing experiments on invasive aquatic plants, crayfish, and rainbow smelt.
Visitors will have the chance to ride out on station boats and try their hand using lake research tools, learn to tell invasive species from natives, and talk with scientists about the state of Wisconsin lakes and our role in keeping them healthy for future generations.
Visitors will have an up-close look at the plants and animals common in our northern lakes, including fish from the near-shore waters of Trout Lake. Children will also enjoy creating lake-themed crafts.
Refreshments are provided and the event is free and open to visitors of all ages.
Scientists at the UW Center for Limnology conduct research all over the world, exchanging knowledge and helping to solve global environmental problems.
Trout Lake Station is located at 10810 Hwy N (between Hwy 51 and Hwy M). See How To Get to Trout Lake for directions to the station. For more information, call 715-356-9494.
Check out a slideshow of last summer's open house at Trout Lake Station.