University of Wisconsin–Madison


Education Outside The Classroom

See below for upcoming and on-going events. CFL students, staff, and faculty participate in educational efforts throughout the state. CFL has shared research with associations, state officials, and ecological groups throughout the state. North Temperate Lakes (NTL) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Life Long Learning programs, the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant project and the Institute for Biology Education provides information, guidance and instruction to teachers and school children of all ages throughout the state.

The Center receives calls from all over Wisconsin with questions about water, fish, aquatic habitat, and state regulations. The Center maintains a resource list and often times we refer calls to county and state agencies.

Science on Tap

Science on TapFirst Wednesday of the Month (except July and August) at the Minocqua Brewery or online (and watch archived videos): The Series provides a forum where the public engages experts in an informal, two-way conversation about important issues of the day. Speakers provide 15 or 20 minutes of opening remarks, then the floor is opened for questions, letting the audience join the conversation. The result is a dynamic, engaging community gathering.
Sponsored by:  UW-Madison Trout Lake Station, UW-Madison Kemp Natural Resources Station, Minocqua Brewing Company, Minocqua Public Library and Lakeland Badger chapter of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

Grandparent’s University

Lake Mendota is the perfect place to spend a summer day and explore a freshwater ecosystem. As a limnologist, you will test the water for oxygen and temperature and take samples of the lake’s murky bottom aboard Limnos, a 28-foot research boat. You will join our Sea Grant experts to explore the ecology of our Great Lakes. you will also learn about Wisconsin’s groundwater and work with water chemists in our laboratory.

  • Session I: July 12-13  Thur 12:45-5pm and Fri 8am-1pm
  • Session III:  July 26-27  Thur 12:45pm-5pm and Fri 8am-1pm


Watch for Hasler Lab & Trout Lake Station Open Houses in 2018


HASLER LAB, MADISON was on 3 JUNE 2018, 2-6PM

Click HERE to see pictures of previous Open Houses.