Science in Nature: Fish and Physics

June 02, 2022

Are you curious how nature functions? Uncover the mysteries of nature. Join scientists and researchers as we explore their discoveries from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2. This program is coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Itasca Biological Station and Itasca State Park. Minnesota lakes change with the seasons, and so does the behavior of the aquatic creatures that live in them. Explore how seasonal changes affect the behavior of zooplankton and fish. We’ll watch a lake-in-a-jar “turn over” and look at zooplankton under microscopes. Ashley Murr, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth and research assistant at the Large Lakes Observatory, will dive into the physics of lakes and the behavior of zooplankton. The program will be held at the Lake Itasca Amphitheater in the picnic grounds (in between the picnic shelter and the swimming beach) If it’s raining, meet inside Forest Inn.