Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Fifth Graders Create Art to Battle Invasive SpeciesSubmitted: 04/18/2013
Story By Ben Meyer

Fifth Graders Create Art to Battle Invasive Species
RHINELANDER - People worry more about aquatic invasive species after the ice melts in the Northwoods.

But this year, the awareness project is starting early - and at an early age for students.

Theresa Werner's fifth grade class in Rhinelander is just one of the classes in the area making posters.

The posters are for the Oneida County AIS contest.

The contest is meant to draw attention to the problem of invasives in our ter.

"(Eur)asian watermilfoil in some lakes, purple loosestrife, and zebra mussels in our lakes, and it's spreading really bad," says Alexa Adams.

"I was thinking that I just wanted to educate everybody about what invasive species can do to our waters," explains Izzy Haverkampf.
Use Ctrl/Tab to Indent for Closed Cap

"This is a very important project to me, so I took my time on this. I take my time on really good projects," says Robert Towne.

These posters will go against all other entries from the Oneida County area.

For Mrs. Werner's class, this project will become even more hands-on.

The students will go on the water to see invasive species for themselves.

"I'm really excited for it because I really want to see what it is all about and things like that," Hailee Verbist says.

The class will visit Boom Lake in late May - if there's no ice.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Wisconsin Republicans sparred with leaders in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers administration during a sometimes heated legislative hearing Wednesday, faulting them for not doing enough to quickly process surging unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.

+ Read More

- Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said Thursday.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Wisconsin State fair traditionally focuses on animals, family activities, music and more. The planning committee made it clear that their main focus this year is safety. 

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - For the past quarter century, the Hodag Farmers' market opened the Saturday before Memorial Day. This year that tradition was broken.

However, the market is set to return this weekend, with some safety guidelines in place.

Booths will be placed farther apart, and people will be encouraged to practice social distancing. People will be asked not to touch produce before purchasing it.

Vendor and community liaison Jasmyn Schmidt said the market serves as a great way to get fresh, local, food.

"You know that food came from 20 miles away, you know it was only touched by that one family that grew it, and with our precautions no one else is touching it either," said Schmidt.

Schmidt says there are a wide variety of vendors that sell much more than just food.

The market will be open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander.

+ Read More

BILLINGS, MONT. - Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

+ Read More

- Some Americans may be unwittingly throwing their long-awaited stimulus check in the trash. 

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: