We enjoy sharing our knowledge about Milwaukee’s water resources.

Many Milwaukee residents never have the chance to experience one of the nation’s greatest assets: Lake Michigan. Through K-12 programs and community events, our faculty and staff share their research and provide activities that connect the local community to the valuable freshwater resources we depend upon for drinking water, agriculture, industry, transportation and recreation. Contact Liz Sutton at (414) 382-1718 or emsutton@uwm.edu for community outreach information.

Grade schoolers learn about fish
People in kayaks on the river
The School of Freshwater Sciences is actively engaged in our community, from monitoring Lake Michigan to hosting events for Harbor Fest to providing speakers with water expertise.
Community Resources
Tour of freshwater sciences
Want to see our facilities firsthand? We offer tours to the general public, school groups and prospective students.
Schedule a Tour
Students on a boat
Our dedicated outreach manager serves as a resource for K-12 teachers and students interested in water-related activities. We also host two annual water science competitions.
K-12 Outreach