Announcing Hasler Lab’s 2013 Open House – Friday, June 21st

You’re Invited to the 2013 Hasler Lab Public Open House!

On Friday, June 21st, from 2pm to 6pm, the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will open the doors of Hasler Lab for a “behind the scenes” tour of the study of lakes, rivers and streams.

John Magnuson explains what's going on in the plankton sample an open house visitor collected aboard the CFL research vessel.
John Magnuson explains what’s going on in the plankton sample an open house visitor collected aboard the CFL research vessel.

The open house will offer visitors a chance to spend a half hour or the whole afternoon talking with scientists about their work and the history of limnology in Wisconsin. Visitors will be able to board our research vessel, the Limnos*, for a ride out onto Lake Mendota to try their hand at using various lake research tools. Guests will be introduced to all kinds of Madison lakes residents – from zooplankton, to plants, to fish.

Luke Winslow demonstrates a Van Dorn trap to a pair of young visitors.
Luke Winslow demonstrates a Van Dorn trap to a pair of young visitors.

Attendees will even get a chance to “meet” the different kinds of fish living just off the lakeshore path as we haul in a fyke net and see what we catch.

Ted Bier introduces a bullhead to visitors. This and many other fish were pulled out of a fyke net set for the event.
Ted Bier introduces a bullhead to visitors. This and many other fish were pulled out of a fyke net set for the event.

A “kids craft” station will also be provided.

The event is free and open to visitors of all ages.

For a map of our location, click here.

For parking, we suggest the State Street Campus Ramp, on State and Lake. (Due to construction at Park and Langdon Streets, driving any closer to our building is difficult!)

*Due to limited seating aboard the Limnos, rides will be first come, first served. Even if you miss a seat on the boat, there will be plenty to do, we promise!

Modern limnology was born right here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, scientists from across Wisconsin, the nation. and the globe are doing world-class research right on the shore of Lake Mendota – exploring issues like invasive species, sport fish dynamics and algae blooms. Join us Friday, June 21st to hear what we’re up to this summer and how the research conducted at the CFL is being used to protect and improve the quality of Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams.

A group of open house visitors heads out on Lake Mendota.
A group of open house visitors heads out on Lake Mendota.

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