This week at Lakeside Lab

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Friends Science Seminar -- Learn and engage with Lakeside students and faculty as researchers share their findings at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening in Mahan Hall. The June 21 seminar is "Ecosystem alarms: Searching for Early Warnings of Large Changes in Lakes," by Grace Wilkinson from the University of Virginia.

Wild Wednesdays -- "Building Shelters: Animal Homes" will take place at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 15) in Waitt Lab. Wild Wednesdays are a fun, free, family-orientated program. How do animals survive in the wild? Where do they build their homes? Come to Wild Wednesday to find out.

Chautauqua Dinner -- There is still time to join Lakeside Lab supporters for the Friends Chautauqua Dinner: "A Progressive Dinner to Benefit Environmental Education and Water Quality Efforts." Visit with writers, musicians, scientists, professors, leaders and environmental citizens as attendees move through three historic stones labs. Hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19 -- rain or shine at Lakeside Laboratory Campus, near West Lake Okoboji. The cocktail buffet is $100 per person. Guest remarks begin at 6:30 p.m.

For reservations or more information contact Lisa at 712-337-3669 ext. 1 or

Treasure Hike now open through October -- The self-guided treasure hunt is for explorers of all ages. Pick up a treasure map at Lakeside's main parking lot during daylight hours and explore for hidden creatures and secret messages.

Coffee and Grounds -- Join friends and Lakeside ecologists at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Waitt Lab as they restore prairie, shoreline and savanna habitat, then relax with coffee, treats and conversation. Meet in front of Waitt Lab with sturdy shoes and work gloves.

Check out GLEON buoy data online -- The new Global Lake Ecology Observation Network (GLEON) research buoy recently installed on West Lake Okoboji continuously monitors water quality and weather data that is accessible at https:/ or through the App: Wqdata LIVE.

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