BOULDER JUNCTION, WIS., July 19, 2018 – Just north of Minocqua, scientists from across Wisconsin, the nation, and the world are hard at work exploring issues like invasive species, sportfish populations and water quality.
 
On Friday, August 3rd, from 1pm to 5pm, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology will welcome the public to its Trout Lake Station to explain what, exactly, all those research boats are doing around Vilas County and how what researchers learn may help keep Wisconsin’s lakes healthy.  
 
Visitors can spend half an hour or the whole afternoon taking guided tours of the station, meeting the plants and animals that call Vilas County lakes home, and talking to our scientists about anything and everything to do with Wisconsin’s freshwater ecosystems. 
 
Boat trips out on Trout Lake will let visitors try their hand at using lake research tools. Exhibits will feature rare plants and common fish from Northwoods lakes. Kids can catch their own plankton and aquatic bugs and then get an up-close look under microscopes, or create lake-themed crafts to take home as souvenirs.