At MAISRC, the work doesn’t stop when we publish our results in a journal. A key part of our mission is sharing what we’ve learned in ways that are accessible and implementable by the managers, practitioners, and community organizations who need better tools in the fight against AIS. For Meg Duhr, MAISRC’s Research Outreach Specialist, working directly with these groups to incorporate research into AIS solutions is her full-time job. Much of this involves building relationships with lakeshore associations, local governments, and concerned citizens from across Minnesota. Meg regularly consults with stakeholders on how to incorporate MAISRC insights into their AIS projects and frequently speaks at lake association meetings and other community events.
If you would like Meg or another MAISRC researcher to join your lake association meeting or community event, submit your request here:
MAISRC outreach / speaker request
MAISRC also partners with the University of Minnesota Extension to host citizen science workshops and events through the AIS Detectors program. The events are held throughout the year and are open to the public.
Have a general question about our research or AIS? Use our contact form:
Research & Management Showcase
Every fall, MAISRC holds an Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Management Showcase on the St. Paul campus. This is the best opportunity for you to see our labs, hear from our researchers, and learn more about aquatic invasive species.
The AIS Detectors Core Course is an introduction to aquatic invasive species (AIS) science, identification, and surveillance. You will learn how to report invasive species, best practices for preventing the spread of AIS, relevant rules and regulations, and how to search for AIS on your own.
Take a Lab Tour
We are happy to give tours to those interested in our research and the facilities. Currently, tours are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please submit your request through the form below and we will do our best to accommodate you and your group. Learn more about our lab.