January 2019

A Cold Wind Off the Lake…in August?

Carmen Aguilar and Russell Cuhel
School of Freshwater Sciences

  • Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Science Bag is held in the UWM Physics Building, Room 137, located at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. (the corner of Kenwood and N. Cramer St.).

If you are a regular Science Bag attendee, please note that the Friday evening sessions are now at 7:00 pm – one hour earlier than in previous years.

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A Cold Wind Off the Lake…in August?
Presented by Carmen Aguilar and Russell Cuhel

In 2015 a previously unusual weather pattern caused dramatic late summer cooling along the western shore from Milwaukee to the Sturgeon Canal. 12°C (55°F) or cooler water covered nearly 25% of Lake Michigan for almost 2 months, driving away beach-goers and drawing in sport fishermen. How this happened, how high humidity contributed to its effects, and how it affected lake biology are subjects of this demonstration-laced presentation. Take off your shades and put on a sweater as you learn about chillin’ in Lake Michigan!

Making Science Exciting for 46 Years!

Friday evenings are for family fun with these interactive performances that connect science with your everyday life. The UWM Science Bag educates as it entertains. Each one-hour show is free and designed for the curious, ages 8 to 108. Topics change monthly. 2017 marks our 45th year of providing free, family-friendly science education to the Greater Milwaukee community.

Presentations are held in Room 137 of the Physics Building, at the corner of E. Kenwood Blvd. and N. Cramer St., UWM Campus.

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