Category Archives: Trout Lake Station

The Air/Water Connection: Lakes Crucial to Songbird Survival

by Meredith Smalley TROUT LAKE STATION — While most projects at the University of Wisconsin’s Trout Lake Station put their boats into lakes to perform research, one project team heads into the forests surrounding lakes for their data collection. Paul … Continue reading

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Dishing Out Science (and Ice Cream) at Trout Lake Station Open House

by Meredith Smalley BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. — The first of August was a gorgeous day in northern Wisconsin: temperatures were in the mid-70s, the waters of Trout Lake were remarkably calm and clear, and the mosquitoes, for the first time this … Continue reading

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Mud Masks from 22 Feet Underground

by Meredith Smalley Here at Trout Lake Station, the bog walk is a revered and cherished opportunity. Any chance to tromp around in our boots is a welcome break from the bogged-down schedule of daily routine. Beginning with a jaunt to … Continue reading

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Summer of Outreach Starts with Front-Row Seats to Mining Debate

by Meredith Smalley Hello there! I’m Meredith Smalley, and I’ll spend this summer writing about my experience working as the summer outreach intern and living at the University of Wisconsin-Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, WI. I hope I can … Continue reading

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Trout Lake Station “Artist-in-Residence” Program Inspires Art/Science Connection

This summer, Trout Lake Station hosted it’s 2nd annual artist-in-residence – painter, Helen Klebesadel. The program hopes to create collaborative art and science projects focusing on the long-term ecology of lakes. Below is Helen’s recap of her time “up north.” … Continue reading

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Experts to Discuss Mining in the Penokee Range at Public Forum, June 5th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/15/14 CONTACT: hinterthuer@wisc.edu Minocqua, WI – A final decision won’t be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have … Continue reading

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Our Cup Spilleth Over: Science on Tap Keeps Getting Better

When we arrived at the Minocqua Brewing Company that cold and snowy February night back in 2013, we weren’t sure what to expect from our first-ever science cafe event. “Science on Tap-Minocqua,” the brainchild of Trout Lake Station director, Tim … Continue reading

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Winter Writing Retreat Spurs Productivity and Pizza-Making

by Nora Casson What makes a group of limnologists head into the woods in the dead of winter? In the case of the students and post-docs in Emily Stanley’s lab, it was a need to embrace cabin fever, shut ourselves … Continue reading

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Undergrads! Apply Now for Summer Jobs (& Fun) in Northern Wisconsin

Okay, so the polar vortex is paying us a visit for the third time this winter and the ice on Lake Mendota is more than 2 feet thick, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about summer! It’s time … Continue reading

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Ice is Nice: Three Perks to the Polar Vortex

We get it. It is cold. Face (and mind) numbingly cold. But that’s not an “all bad” thing. There’s a lot to like about a real winter. And it begins with ice. Here are three things to celebrate during the … Continue reading

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