Wisconsin has a wealth of water: 6.4 million acres of Lakes Michigan and Superior, 15,000 inland lakes, 32,000 miles of streams, more than 5 million acres of wetlands and 1.2 million billion gallons of groundwater.
While we are fortunate to live in a state that is so rich in water, there are many challenges facing these priceless resources, as well as challenges to human health and the economy. We need your support to solve these challenges through our wide-ranging portfolio of research, education, and outreach.
We also play an integral part in educating the next generation of water leaders, from K–12 students attending outreach events, to college undergraduates in our summer internship program, to postdoctoral fellows whose research and professional development we support as they work on questions of urgent concern to Wisconsinites.
We support Wisconsin educators with curriculum materials that foster Great Lakes literacy, such as “Attack Packs” available for checkout — rucksacks filled with everything an educator needs to teach students about aquatic invasive species. Distance learning resources for educators are also critical, especially during the ongoing pandemic.
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Day of the Badger is a day — and then some — to celebrate and support UW–Madison. It’s exactly 1848 minutes for all alumni, students, and friends throughout Badger nation to make a far-reaching impact in a short amount of time.