Field Notes
Field Notes

Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Video: The bacteria that made life possible are now killing us

Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earth’s air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanobacteria are madly blooming once more, poisoning our water in the process.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Butterflies, blue-greens, kilowatts, and calories

New strategies to produce energy and food, provide habitat, reduce carbon emissions, and protect water quality could create long-sought changes.

Two young women help a girl look through a microscope.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

"Our Live Stream" citizen science event brings water to life

Scientists and students share water research with the world during special museum program.

Mixing, by Greg Lecker
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

‘Mixing:’ Pine Needles painter mingles art and science, land and water

Work by a 2018 artist-in-residence celebrates beauty of confluence where the water of two rivers affected by very different human activities meet.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Call for artists: Apply now for the Pine Needles residency program

Enhancing scientific understanding through art.

Minnesota wetland (BWSR)
Thursday, December 20, 2018

The right wetlands can work wonders for clean water

Determining which ones hold the most runoff provides a chance to target restoration efforts.

Scene from Tombeaux
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Computer game with Research Station roots offers players first-person perspective on river history

The entertaining and educational experience created by a past artist-in-residence takes players on a trip through time, exploring connections between people and the river.

Cylindro illustration
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

"Invisible” species of exotic algae threatens to poison Minnesota lakes

Research Station scientists spent this summer searching Minnesota lakes for Cylindro — blue-green algae originally from the tropics that could cause more problems for the state's beloved clean waters.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Director emeritus decorated: Engstrom among three scientists connected to Minnesota to receive prestigious paleolimnology prize

International organization presents Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to study of lake history, joined in the honor by colleagues for more than four decades.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Register to attend the St. Croix River Research Rendezvous

Oct. 9 conference will feature posters and presentations about current scientific studies happening in the St. Croix River and its watershed.

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