Lake Management MS students win awards for their educational videos

Congratulations to Leah Gorman (2nd year Lake Management MS student), Alexa Tumbarello (1st year LM MS) and Sonja Wixom (1st year LM MS) for winning the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Student Video Contest (  Gorman won the contest in January 2017 with her submission on measuring Secchi depth (a measure of water transparency), and Tumbarello and Wixom won in April 2017 with their team submission on lake stratification and mixing.  Students in BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (instructor: Kiyoko Yokota) made and peer reviewed their videos as an experiential and service learning activity and submitted them to the NALMS Student Video Contest. The winning videos are now posted on YouTube as official NALMS videos ( that help the general public learn basic lake science and promote lake monitoring activities by citizen scientists, such as the Secchi Dip-In (