Freshwater & Atmospheric Sciences

Freshwater Sciences Building Sign


Open to students majoring in Freshwater Sciences or Atmospheric Science.

This LLC is For You If …

  • You’re passionate about water, weather, and climate change.
  • You’re eager to connect with students, regional environmental organizations, and researchers who share your interests.
  • You’re excited to use hands-on experiences to explore science and environmental challenges in southeast Wisconsin, the region, and the world.
  • You can’t wait to participate in activities like a trip on UWM’s Neeskay research vessel, kayaking on the Milwaukee River, and the spring Milwaukee River Cleanup!

PurposeNeeskay Research vessel on Lake Michigan

This LLC is intended to help build community among Freshwater Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences majors through connecting them with other students who share their passions about water, weather, and climate-related issues. The LLC will help students develop and refine their academic, professional, and personal motivations and aspirations around science- and policy-relevant topics in the freshwater and atmospheric sciences. Experiential learning opportunities, social gatherings, and academic support such as tutoring and peer mentoring are all integral parts of the student experience in the Freshwater and Atmospheric Sciences LLC.

Required CoursesAtmospheric Science student at computer

  • Freshwater Sciences majors: Frshwtr 120 – Preparing for a Career in Freshwater Sciences (fall) and Frshwtr 101 – Elements of Water (spring)
  • Atmospheric Science majors: Atm Sci 101 – Preparing for a Career in Atmospheric Science (fall)


LLCs may be housed in a different University Housing Facility from year to year. Find out where this LLC is currently located, or will be located during the upcoming Academic Year, by visiting the Living Learning Communities page and clicking on the Community Choices section.


Clark Evans, Professor and Program Chair
Atmospheric Science

Tracy Boyer, Professor and Program Chair
Freshwater Sciences