The Center for Limnology’s two research stations produce world-class science on waters across Wisconsin, teach the world’s largest undergraduate limnology course, and provide hands-on research opportunities for dozens of students each year. Our alumni go on to become leading scientists and educators in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, and ecosystem science. While large grants fund most of our science, the bulk of our student training and public outreach would not be possible without support from alumni and friends. We need your support to continue a tradition of excellence in the freshwater sciences — a tradition that started right here at UW–Madison in 1875.
Support for Students: We currently provide UW undergraduates with a world-class education and hands-on experience both in the field and in the lab. Support will allow us to expand these opportunities and reach even more students.
Support for Outreach: Gifts to the Center are also used to support our public outreach events, such as our annual open houses, “Science on Tap” science café series, K-12 education on Wisconsin lakes, and other popular activities.
Two initiatives that are vital to our mission are outreach aimed at bringing the science of limnology to the public and our undergraduate fellowship programs that provide transformative research opportunities for UW–Madison undergraduates. These two key programs wouldn’t be possible without gift support from alumni and friends.