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GLIN==> Great Lakes Exhibit and Lecture Highlight Biodiversity
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- Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 15:24:50 -0500
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Title: Great Lakes Exhibit and Lecture Highlight
January 9, 2004
Contact: Elizabeth LaPorte,
(734) 647-0767, email@example.com
Michigan Sea Grant:
"LIFE OF THE LAKES"
EXHIBIT AND LECTURE LAUNCH MUSEUM THEME SEMESTER ON
A colorful new exhibit on Great Lakes ecosystems opens on Wednesday,
January 21 in the Rotunda of the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum
of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Avenue in Ann Arbor.
The "Life of the Lakes" exhibit, co-sponsored by the Michigan Sea
Grant College Program, explores the science of the lakes, including
the critical role people play in preserving and restoring lake health
and biodiversity. The materials for the exhibit are based on The
Life of the Lakes: A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery published in
2003 by Michigan Sea Grant.
Gerald R. Smith, retired UM professor, former Curator of Fishes and
Director of the UM Museum of Zoology, will launch the exhibit on
January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Exhibit Museum with a lecture entitled
"Life of the Great Lakes: History and Hope for
Restoration." Smith's talk will explore the history of the Great
Lakes, including ecological marvels of the region.
Smith has worked on Great Lakes fish projects since 1959. His
experiences include service on the research vessel Cisco, with
LaRue Wells; publications on Great Lakes fishes with Thomas Todd, and
recently, work on a revision of Fishes of the Great Lakes
Region, to be published by the University of Michigan
The lecture and exhibit are part of the "What on Earth is
Biodiversity?" theme semester offered by the Exhibit Museum from
January through May 2004, featuring a wide range of activities for
children, families, and adults. For more information about the
programs, visit: http://www.exploringbiodiversity.org.
Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of
Michigan and Michigan State University in Great Lakes research,
education and outreach. It is supported through the National Sea Grant
College Program by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.