Great Lakes, Great Issues Lecture Series
Wednesday, February 20
Peter Annin, Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin and author.
For more than a century, the Great Lakes have been a target of controversial water diversion schemes, most recently with the highly publicized and polarizing FoxxCon deal. Joun Peyer Annin, author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, the definitive work on the Great Lakes water diversion controversy for an evening discussion to explore this and other battles to protect our precious water resource.
DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES
Wednesday, March 6
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dan Egan, Reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences.
In partnership with the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Libraries’ One Book, Two Communities Deep Freeze Read. Join us for an evening talk and book signing with Dan Egan, author of 2017 New York Times Notable Book, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. The reading program sparks discussion around historical and current Great Lakes issues. Books available for purchase from Lake Forest Book Store.
DYNAMIC SHORE: WATER, WAVES, AND COASTAL CHANGE
Thursday, November 15
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf, Illinois Coastal Geologist, University of Illinois
Coastal geologic change occurs across time from minutes to millennia and is driven by a variety of processes, including waves, water levels, and ice. Dr. Theuerkauf will explore these processes and dynamics of coastal geologic change along Western Lake Michigan. The mechanisms and implications of coastal change will be discussed as well as the technology and instruments utilized in this work, such as drones, sonar, and sediment coring. The talk will culminate with a discussion of how this research is used to improve coastal management and assess climate change.