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Public Outreach/Education

This program has evolved over the past 12 years in close collaboration with Minnesota Sea Grant, UMD's education department, and a host of local agency partners. It targets the general public, and formal (grades 6-12 and college) and informal (museums and nature centers) educators. A unifying theme has been to use regional stream and lake water quality data, especially intensive real-time data to illustrate how these water bodies function and how they respond to poor land use practices. The overall goal is to educate the general public and policy makers to improve environmental decision making.

Check out the recent colaborative puplication, Fresh Water: Understanding and Solving Freshwater Problems Facing the World.