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Environmental Stewardship

 

On the Nature of Teaching: The Learning Cycle

On the Nature of Teaching is a monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.


 

National Bat Week: Oct 26 - Nov 1

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.

 


 

Bayfield high school group visits Russia's Lake Baikal

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

On the Nature of Teaching is a new monthly segment on WTIP highlighting how we teach and learn in the natural world.


 

Studying invasive water species on East Bearskin Lake

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....

 


 

Lake Superior Water Trail working to connect Ontario and United States

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.
                                                
 


 

Bee researcher documents native species

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.

 


 

Environmental Stewardship Awards include Minnesota recipients

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)

 


 

Celebrate '50 Years of Wilderness' on September 5&6

You can join in the celebration of “50 Years of Wilderness” at the Lake Superior Wilderness Conference in Duluth

 

Cook County Invasive Team Update: Herbicides?

The Cook County Invasive Team's coordinator Angelique Edgerton talked to WTIP about the use of herbicides.

(Photo by bienenwabe on Flickr)