50 years of history and science on the Great Lakes

Museum’s Second Spring Lecture Explores 50 Years of History and Science on the Great Lakes

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is looking forward to the next installment of its 2024 Spring Lecture Series presented by Impact Employment Solutions happening on April 10 at 7 pm. Join Jennifer Day, Regional Coordinator at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and dive into 50 years of history and scientific advancements on the Great Lakes

“As a team deeply committed to environmental stewardship, we believe that educating the public on the scientific history of Great Lakes degradation serves a dual purpose: it empowers individuals with knowledge to make informed decisions about our natural resources while fostering a greater appreciation for the irreplaceable beauty and importance of our Great Lakes,” said Carrie Sowden, Archaeological and Research Director at the National Museum of the Great Lakes.

Established on April 25, 1974, NOAA’s GLERL has been instrumental in advancing environmental and ecosystem research in the Great Lakes and coastal marine environments. The lecture offers up a unique perspective on the evolution of our vital ecosystem. 

“By understanding the challenges we’ve faced and the progress we’ve made, we can collectively work towards a sustainable future for generations to come,” added Sowden.

What to expect from the lecture:

  • Gain valuable insights into the historical context of the Great Lakes environmental      challenges and successes
  • Discover the latest scientific breakthroughs driving improvements in the physical, biological, and chemical ecosystems of the Great Lakes
  • Explore innovative research initiatives by NOAA GLERL and its collaborative partners over the past five decades

Attendees have the flexibility of joining either in-person at the National Museum of the Great Lakes or online via Zoom. Admission to the lecture is free, with registration required to secure a spot. Register at nmgl.org/events. Donations to support the educational initiatives Museum are gratefully accepted.

Don’t miss this opportunity to commemorate 50 years of history and science in the Great Lakes region.