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Science on Tap to be held WednesdaySubmitted: 03/31/2015
Story By Lauren Stephenson

Science on Tap to be held Wednesday
MINOCQUA - In Wisconsin, the Great Lakes play an important role in our lives. A program in the Northwoods Wednesday night will take a closer look behind the science of those lakes.

This month's Science on Tap topic is "The Great Lakes, Great Challenges, Great Science." Dr. Jim Hurley from the UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center will be the featured speaker.

"He did his masters and PhD work up here at Trout Lake, actually, and so did a lot of work on mercury and just knows a lot about the Great Lakes," said UW Trout Lake Station associate scientist Susan Knight.

Hurley will briefly speak about his research. The event will then open to a discussion.

Event organizers think the event offers a great opportunity for members of the community.

"This is an outgrowth of the Wisconsin Idea," Knight added. "And the Wisconsin Idea is that the borders of the university are the borders of the state, and so we just encourage everybody to learn as much as they can about the natural world."

This month's Science on Tap will take place Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Minocqua Brewing Company.

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