We know water, and we want to share our knowledge with our community.

The School of Freshwater Sciences is actively engaged in providing community resources, from monitoring Lake Michigan to hosting community events such as Harbor Fest and Doors Open to providing speakers with water expertise.

Water Experts Guide

Looking for someone to interview about water issues? Researchers in the School of Freshwater Sciences are experts in their fields and available to speak to media, present at events and participate in other outreach efforts related to water and science.

Great Lakes Resources

Milwaukee Harbor Maps

Researchers from the School of Freshwater Sciences mapped 42 miles of Milwaukee’s lower estuary, where Lake Michigan meets the city’s southern waterways, to find the homes of freshwater fish and help restore the Harbor. 

Great Lakes Buoys

Want real-time wave and weather conditions on Lake Michigan? We operate three  seasonal environmental monitoring buoys in Lake Michigan as part of the Great Lakes Observing System. Our buoy dashboard is updated every 10 minutes.

Milwaukee Harbor Cam

Want to see what’s happening in the Milwaukee Harbor? Check out our Harbor Cam, which provides time lapse videos from the camera located on roof of our building in the Harbor District.

Request a Speaker

Our faculty and staff are happy to speak at your event, time permitting. If you’re looking for a speakers from the School of Freshwater Sciences, complete the form. If you’re looking to engage more broadly with UWM, check out UW-Milwaukee Connects and Pounce’s Classroom.