Kids at Rhinelander schools celebrated winning awards in an aquatic invasive species poster contest Wednesday. The contest spans nine Northwoods counties…and asks kids to design a poster and slogan that spreads awareness of aquatic invasives.
Central Intermediate School fourth grade students Reagan Hartman and Elise Tesch took first and second place in their division.
“Well I drew a boat…and I wrote stop and pick off invasive species," Hartman explained.
Our lakes may still be covered in ice, but volunteer lake monitors are gearing up for a season of keeping invasive species at bay.
Dozens of volunteers gathered this week in Rhinelander for a refresher on rules and protocols. Oneida County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator Michele Sadauskas says they’re a fraction of those working in Oneida County alone.
Fourth graders from Central Intermediate School in Rhinelander had a chance to learn about invasive species Thursday, on an environmental education field trip.
Michele Sadauskas is passing around Louis – a preserved sea lamprey to a group of kids sitting on the floor at CAVOC, the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom. Sadauskas is the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Oneida County. She’s here today to give kids a primer – what exactly is an AIS?