Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension, explains what nitrate is and explores the effects of nitrate on the environment, drinking water and groundwater.
Sam Soderberg, Staff Sergeant, Wisconsin Air National Guard, discusses the UW Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project which is using DNA technology to identify the remains of the Americans missing in action from World War II and the Korean War.
Kerry Emanuel, Professor, Atmospheric Science, MIT, discusses the basic theory of hurricanes, what hurricanes have been like in the past, and he looks at how they will be affected by global warming.
Adina Roskies, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, discusses neuroimaging as a means of determining mental content. Roskies explores neuroimaging as tool for systematic mapping of the brain.
Ken Bradbury, Director and State Geologist, WI Geological & Natural History Survey, UW-Extension, discusses the use of groundwater models to understand the relationship between surface water and groundwater. Bradbury explains the basics of groundwater modeling and shows examples from Dane County and Central Wisconsin.
Justin Hougham, Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, introduces high-tech, mobile instruments which can be used to measure various elements of the environment. These devices allow students to participate in research, connects them to ongoing research and inspires them to interact with the environment.
Tim Wagner, Assistant Researcher, Space Science & Engineering Center, UW-Madison, discusses two new surface-based weather forecasting systems in development. The first is a network of instruments which can be located on the roof and the second is a mobile trailer which can be driven to record the weather up close.
Erik Olson, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources, Northland College, discusses the social and political conflict concerning wolves and wolf management.
David Mickelson, Professor Emeritus, Geology and Geophysics, UW-Madison, discusses the glaciers, volcanoes and tropical seas which created the landscapes of Wisconsin. The Ice Age Trail, across Wisconsin, provides examples of the various geological periods and formations.
Joel Knutson, Interim Educator, Oneida County, UW-Extension, discusses using citizen science as a means to collect data about where bats live in the state. Knutson introduces equipment the Wisconsin Bat Project uses to record the locations and sounds of the bats.