The Aqua Kids aid Grad Students from Northland College monitoring Dragonfly Larvae for levels of Mercury. Then after taking a Kayak lesson, take off across Lake Superior to do some water testing.

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    In order for society to sustain the health of its freshwater resources, it is essential that we think critically across disciplines and collaborate to identify creative solutions and inspire action.

    The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation focuses on scientific research, communication, and thought leadership on water issues in the Great Lakes region and beyond. The Burke Center specializes in “translating” science to the general public, government agencies, NGOs, agriculture, and the private sector, helping to edify water policy in a wide variety of geographies and subject areas. As society enters an era of increasing water tension and scarcity, a key goal of the Burke Center is to improve water literacy among people everywhere.