What does square dancing have to do with water quality? Potentially lots!
Earlier this semester Kaitlin received an Emerging Interfaces Award from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) to explore the role that hand-holding could have on peoples’ ability to work together to solve environmental problems. In particular, she was interested in working with folks involved with harmful algal blooms in Lake Mendota. You can read more about the project here.
So she threw a barn dance on campus, in collaboration with the Clean Lakes Alliance, to kick off Earth Day weekend. Several Gratton Lab members tried their hands (and feet!) at square dancing for the first time, and our very own Tim played the fiddle with his band, the Five Points Serenaders. A good time was had by all!
Kaitlin will be giving a public lecture on the science and theory behind the project on May 11 in WID at 1pm.
Posted by Kaitlin Rienzo-Stack