Friday, April 15, 2016

Carnegie Museum to host reception for Science Fair winners, Natural History Seminar, new exhibit on local recycling efforts

Poster for Carnegie Museum Apr. 16 reception for Western UP Science Fair winners courtesy Carnegie Museum.

HOUGHTON -- The Carnegie Museum in Houghton has announced two coming events and a new exhibit.

Award-Winning Science Fair Projects Apr. 16

The Carnegie Museum will host a reception for student-scientists -- winners of the 2016 Western UP Science Fair -- from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 16. The reception will include refreshments and family science activities.

Natural History Seminar Apr. 19: Lake Superior's Legacy Brook Trout

Poster for Carnegie Museum Natural History Seminar on Lake Superior's Legacy Brook Trout Apr. 19 featuring Michigan Tech Professor of Biological Sciences Casey Huckins. (Poster courtesy Carnegie Museum)

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 19, Michigan Tech Professor of Biological Sciences Casey Huckins will present "Natural History and Conservation of Coasters -- Lake Superior's Legacy Brook Trout at the Carnegie Museum, part of the Carnegie's 2015-2016 Natural History Seminar Series. Refreshments and introductions at 6:30 p.m. will precede the talk.

Lake Superior was once known for the remarkable trout that swam the coastal waters and attracted anglers and recreationists. These trout were a migratory form of brook trout (called coasters) that depended on tributaries around the basin for spawning. By the early 1900s overharvest and the likely effects of watershed degradation and introduced species reduced these once common fish to scattered populations that now face new threats. This talk will cover the history and status of coasters and introduce the science, restoration, and management now being done to help them.

April's Natural History seminar is sponsored by Peterlin Distributing and Pisani Company, Inc.

New Exhibit Apr. 19 - May 5: Copper Country Recycling Initiative

Visit the Carnegie Museum's new exhibit and learn about local efforts to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Carnegie Museum events and exhibits are free and open to the public.

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