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Session 2 [clear filter]
Saturday, February 23
 

11:15am

SPLIT SESSION: Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Outreach / Lake Michigan Meteorite Hunt (The Aquarius Project!)
Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Outreach
Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey 
Dumping aquariums, planting invasive species, transporting aquatic weeds on boats, and releasing live bait are ways people have introduced and spread aquatic invasive species (AIS). Outreach emphasizing changes in hobbyist behaviors is an effective way to mitigate AIS impacts. This presentation will focus on AIS prevention education efforts with an emphasis on the importance of partnerships.

Lake Michigan Meteorite Hunt (The Aquarius Project!)
Philip Willink, The Aquarius Project; Chris Bresky, Adler Planetarium; Marc Fries, NASA; Mark Hammergren, Adler Planetarium; Shane Larson, Northwestern; Philipp Heck, Field Museum; Jennika Greer, Field Museum
On February 6, 2017, a meteor streaked over Chicago, exploding into thousands of bits that rained down into Lake Michigan. In the first collaborative scientific effort among Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and NASA, we are using weather radar, ROVs, and a specially designed magnetic sled to attempt to retrieve meteorites from hundreds of feet below the surface of Lake Michigan.

Presenters
JG

Jennika Greer

Field Museum
MH

Mark Hammergren

Adler Planetarium
PH

Philipp Heck

Field Museum
GH

Greg Hitzroth

AIS Outreach Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey
Aquatic Invasive Species
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Shane Larson

Northwestern
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Philip Willink

The Aquarius Project


Saturday February 23, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
rm. 46