Dr. Hari Osofsky is director of the Energy Transition Lab, a new project of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke with her recently about why the Lab was set up, what they hope to accomplish, and why energy efficiency and renewables are so important.
The Cook County Board has signed off on an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention plan with funding from the state/ WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Soil and Water district manager Kerrie Berg.
On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.
Bats play an important role in our ecosystem and not just on Halloween! Bats are often misunderstood and currently challenged by white-nose syndrome. North Shore Morning host Julie Carlson learns more from Steve Robertson, education specialist with the USDA Forest Service, Superior National Forest.
This past summer a group of students and adults from Bayfield, Wisconsin, traveled to Siberia’s Lake Baikal to experience the culture and natural environment of Russia’s largest body of water. WTIP volunteer Joe Detrick spoke with Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year Rick Erickson from his classroom in Bayfield about this big adventure with two big lakes.
For more information about this trip go to: www.bayfieldbaikal.weebly.com
On the Nature of Teaching is a new monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.
Recently Cook County Soil and Water hosted an outing on East Bearskin Lake. Participants got a closer look at invasive aquatic vegetation. WTIP’s Will Moore rode along to record what they found....
Ontario is currently in the process of developing a Lake Superior Water Trail to include the United States and Ontario shoreline in a collaborative effort. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Ontario wilderness ambassador Joanie McGuffin on North Shore Morning to learn more about the development of this trail.
Joanie and Gary McGuffin are founders of the Lake Superior Conservancy and Watershed Council, dedicated to preserving the Lake Superior watershed.
Here are links to more information about the Minnesota section and the Wisconsin section of the Lake Superior Water Trail.
There are at least 35 species of native bees living in Cook County and most of them winter either under ground or in cavities. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with DNR bee researcher Crystal Boyd.
This year's Environmental Stewardship Awards included three Minnesota recipients. Marnie McMillan spoke with Lissa Radke of the Lake Superior Binational Forum in Ashland, Wisconsin about three of the Minnesota winners.
Lake Superior Binational Forum’s Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Program
The Lake Superior Binational Forum’s panel of judges, choses award recipients that have accomplished significant and successful actions that minimize negative impacts or restore the natural environment in the Lake Superior basin.
The awards program pays tribute to recipients that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through outstanding leadership in one of five categories: Youth, Individual Adult, Business, Municipality, Business, Industry or Organization.
(Photo courtesy of Lake Superior Binational Forum)