The Educational Communications Board is a state agency that distributes K-12 educational media, public safety and public broadcasting services to Wisconsin’s citizens through Wisconsin Media Lab, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) .
Wisconsin Media Lab curates cost-free K-12 multimedia educational content that aligns to academic standards and spans all curricular areas.
ICS specializes in innovative distance learning, bringing services such as audioconferencing, webconferencing and videoconferencing to Wisconsin government, education and nonprofit organizations.
WPR offers innovative radio content – including in-depth news, engaging talk and classical music – on 32 stations throughout Wisconsin and online.
WPT is a statewide public television service dedicated to providing high quality educational, informational and entertaining programming, community engagement and other communication services to diverse audiences throughout Wisconsin.
How leaf-cutter ants and fungus gardens could provide the model for sustainably producing biofuels.
Sixth graders at a charter school in Madison, Wisconsin, lead the charge to restore a local park and play a key role in efforts to revitalize a struggling community.
A new video game designed by computer scientists and ecologists is poised to shed light on the best way to manage biofuel farms.
In the winter of 2007, residents of New York State began finding dead bats in their yards. Since then it’s estimated that more than a million bats have died from white-nose syndrome, a fuzzy white fungus that grows on their noses and wings.
The USGS National Wildlife Health Center investigates animal die-offs and threats to endangered species through on-site investigation and necropsies–animal autopsy–at its headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
Rivers and streams have created pathways along the dividing line between the Great Lakes basin and the Mississippi River basin. These portals could allow water and aquatic nuisance species to move from one basin into the other, endangering the health of both water systems.
Scientists from federal and state agencies are regularly collecting samples of the water in the Chicago Area Waterway System looking for DNA cells that have been shed by Asian carp. Finding this environmental DNA (eDNA) would indicate the invasive species is present in the area.
The invasive Asian carp has wreaked havoc in the Mississippi River system. The voracious plankton eaters have out-competed native fish and have become the dominant species in many locations. If the carp reach the Great Lakes, they pose a threat to its $7 billion fishery, so a battle against them is taking place on many fronts.
Every year, only 18-percent of all American electronic waste is recycled, according to the EPA. Hoping to cut down on the growing mountain of high-tech trash, two dozen states have passed laws that require the electronics industry to pay to set up recycling programs. But navigating this patchwork of legislation has been a challenge.