"A New Frontier Into Your Newest and Oldest Organ: Your Microbiome"

"Ouch! Fish Get "The Bends" (Barotrauma)! Why Does It Matter and What Can We Do About It?"

September 15, 2015

Adam Moren

Graduate Student

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Minnesota - Duluth 

June 16, 2015

Chris Broughton

Duluth MakerSpace

"Rural - Urban Differences in End-of-Life Care: Fact or Artifact?"

November 17, 2015

Tom Fitz PhD

Associate Professor, Geoscience

Northland College

April 21, 2015

Randy Lehr PhD

Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development and Mary Griggs Burke Distinguished Professor of Science and Management
Northland College

February 16, 2016

Paul Bates PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Minnesota - Duluth

“GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms): How and Why Do We Make Them? Should We Make Them?”

"Lead Contamination in Bald Eagles: Good News, Bad News"

"The Effects of Sulfate and Sulfide on Wild Rice Growth and Seed Production"

"Build Your Dream: The Duluth MakerSpace and the MakerSpace Movement"

November 15, 2016

Jay Glase MS

Midwest Regional Fishery Biologist

National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

"Neutrinos: To See the Tiny, We Need to GO BIG!"

"Advancing Aquaculture for Wisconsin at the UW-SP NADF"

"A Journey Down the St. Louis River: Habitat Restoration and Sediment Remediation Projects in the Area of Concern"

"Naturally Occurring Asbestos in the Penokee Range"

"Benthic Mapping in Great Lakes National Parks"

April 19, 2016

Wendy Gorman PhD

Professor of Biology

Northland College

"Hibernation and Its Contributions to Modern Medicine"

"The Tree of Life and Its Importance in Modern Biology"

This talk presented in partnership with the UW Speakers Bureau

Previous Speakers 2015

August 18, 2015

​Theresa Paulson MS

Science Teacher

Ashland High School/Ashland Charter School, 2015 Teacher at Sea

"Why Explore the Ocean Floor?"

May 19, 2015

Emma Wireman

Outreach and Communications Specialist
UW-SP Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility

September 20, 2016

Parker Matzinger

Biological Technician, Bat Project Coordinator

Northland College and​ National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network

August 16, 2016

David Mickelson PhD

Professor Emeritus

Department of Geology

​University of Wisconsin - Madison

June 21, 2016

Jay Austin PhD


Large Lakes Observatory

University of Minnesota-Duluth

January 19, 2016

Owen Gorman PhD

Research Fishery Biologist
Lake Superior Biological Station
U.S. Geological Survey

October 20, 2015

John Pastor PhD

Professor and Director, Natural History Minor Program

Department of Biology

​University of Minnesota - Duluth

"Mapping Historical Bluff Changes and Stable Slope Setbacks on Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shore Bluffs Using LIDAR"

This talk presented in partnership with the UW Speakers Bureau

"Large Lakes as a Climate Antenna"

Previous Speakers 2016

March 15, 2016

5 Year Anniversary Celebration!

John Lindgren MS

Area of Concern Coordinator

Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources


Matthew Steiger

Area of Concern Coordinator

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

May 17, 2016

Bill Route MS

Program Coordinator/Ecologist

National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Service

"The Chequamegon Bay and Apostle Islands Ecosystem: Past, Present and Future"

July 21, 2015

David Baum PhD


Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin - Madison

"Monitoring Effects of White-Nose Syndrome on Bat Populations in National Parks of the Great Lakes Region"

Ashland Science on Tap

July 19, 2016

Matthew Andrews PhD

McKnight Presidential Professor of Biology

University of Minnesota-Duluth

February 17, 2015

Charles Gessert MD MPH

Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus
Essential Institute of Rural Health