A just-released documentary follows two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee alumni as they trek across our state to raise awareness of the need to protect the Great Lakes. The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story features faculty and students from the School of Freshwater Sciences providing insight about the planet’s largest freshwater resource.
UWM grads Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster traveled nearly 350 miles on foot, from Milwaukee to the shores of Lake Superior, during their Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes in 2017. They use their route, which includes Milwaukee beaches, Sheboygan, the Fox River and Green Bay’s Cat Island Chain Project, to highlight the challenges facing the lakes, and the scientists and other experts working on solutions. Along the way, School of Freshwater Sciences dean J. Val Klump, professors Harvey Bootsma and John Janssen and others share their research on algal blooms, invasive species, agricultural runoff and more.
Watch the full-length documentary here.