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Yahara Lakes 101: Systems and Scenarios

May 11, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Jenny Seifert and Jeremy Solin

About the talk

Achieving a future with clean and healthy lakes and rivers requires new ways of thinking. This talk will present and engage participants in two innovative thinking tools that can enhance community engagement efforts among lake associations and related organizations. ThinkWater is a national initiative to promote and enable systems thinking in water education, outreach, and research. Yahara 2070 is a Wisconsin-based scenarios project intended to encourage long-term thinking in decision-making about land and water. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of these related ways of thinking and how they can employ them in their own outreach efforts.

About our speakers

Jenny Siefert is the Science Writer and Outreach Coordinator at the UW-Madison Water Sustainability and Climate Project.
Jeremy Solin is the Wisconsin ThinkWater Coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Extension.

About the series

Yahara Lakes 101 is a series of educational events open to the public and a great chance for residents to learn more about the science behind the issues that affect our lakes. Each month we feature a different expert to make the science accessible and interesting to non-technical audiences. Yahara Lakes 101 is produced in partnership with the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, with hosting sponsor The Edgewater, presenting sponsor First Weber Group, supporting sponsor The Evjue Foundation, and media sponsor The Isthmus.

Yahara 101 is held both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) at The Edgewater. Come at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet and to enjoy your coffee, pastries, and fruit. The program begins at 8 a.m., and class is dismissed by 9 a.m.

If you already are a Friend of Clean Lakes (minimum $35 donation/year), then admission is free. Become a Friend today. If you are not a Friend yet, admission is $10 per event. Registration for each event is requested for all attendees. Special event parking will be available at The Edgewater.


Clean Lakes Alliance
(608) 255-1000
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The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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(608) 535-8200
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