Speaker Series

River Bend Nature Center presents an exciting and informative series of lectures with topics ranging from science to culture intertwined with current environmental issues, both local and worldwide.

September 5th, 7:00pm – “Not Your Grandfathers Lake: How Non-Indigenous Species Have Changed Lake Michigan” Harvey Bootsma , assoc professor at UWM school of freshwater science

This presentation will review the changes that have occurred in the chemistry and biology of Lake Michigan and other great lakes over the past half century, with an emphasis on how invasive quagga mussels have altered the lakes productivity and food web structure.