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Nicolet College - Leading lake researcher to speak at Nicolet on Earth Day

Leading lake researcher to
speak at Nicolet College on Earth Day

Nicolet College will hold several Earth Day activities, Wednesday, April 22, including presentations by internationally-known lake researcher Tim Kratz.

As director of the Trout Lake Research Station operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kratz conducts and oversees a wide variety of lake research projects aimed at gaining a better understanding what is arguably the most valuable natural resource in the Northwoods - our lakes.

He'll discuss the latest in understanding the dynamics of lake ecosystems, the impact shoreline development has had on lakes, and the threats non-native species pose to natural lake ecosystems.

Kratz will speak at 11:15 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Both presentations are free and open to the public and will be held in the Nicolet College Theatre.

During the day there will be several Earth Day displays in the Learning Resources Center on the Rhinelander campus. These will include a hands-on display where people can make their own environmentally-friendly household cleaning supplies; an aquatic invasive display by the Oneida County Lakes Association; Wisconsin Public Service display on energy efficient light bulbs; Wisconsin Ground Water Association's ground water model; environmentally-friendly automobiles; and a renewable energy display by Sun and Daughters Renewable Energy.

All exhibits are open to the public and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.