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.

February 2, 3 & 4, 2018

Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival highlights the status of our lakes as one of our community’s biggest assets.  Join Clean Lakes Alliance for FREE activities all weekend long, including ice skating, sleigh rides, pond hockey, snowshoeing, ICE SCIENCE (with the CFL), figure and speed skating demos, or warm up with complimentary s’mores and hot cocoa!

FRI, 3-6pm: Ice skating, pond hockey, snowshoeing, face painting, sleigh rides, fat bike race

SAT, 10am-3pm: 5k run/walk, ice skating, pond hockey, snowshoeing, face painting, Bucky Badger appearance, kites on Mendota, sleigh rides, Madison bikes kids’ sled rides, Central Midwest Ballet show, Trinity Irish Dancers show, figure skating demo, Olympic gold medalist speed skating demo, ICE SCIENCE LAB, curling demo and education

SUN, 10am-3pm: ice skating, pond hockey, snowshoeing, Madison bikes kids’ sled rides, kites on Mendota

Jake Walsh at Frozen Assets, 2017

Look for Center for Limnology folks at the ICE SCIENCE LAB on Saturday.

Science on Tap

Science on Tap
First 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

Join us for Grandparent’s University in 2018

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


HASLER LAB, MADISON was on 23 JUNE 2017, 2-6PM

Click HERE to see pictures of previous Open Houses.