“This course helps students really start to connect the dots between the forces of mother nature and the effects of human activities on water bodies. BlueGreen is giving participants a foundation of knowledge they can draw from when confronting the realities of climate change and its impacts on our vital water resources.”
There you are, tooling along the M-22 as it meanders through charming coastal towns, past historic landmarks and crisp white sand beaches on the northern shore of Lake Michigan. You pull over - how could you not - at Inspiration Point, and climb some 200 steps to the highest vantage point on the western shore of one of America’s greatest lakes. The vast expanse of water, some 22,400 square miles, spreads out before you and you wonder…..what is lurking beneath the surface of this mighty lake, a water body that plunges more than 900 feet at its deepest?
Too bad one of the water scientists at BlueGreen Water Technologies isn’t joining you on this scenic excursion! Dr. Gad Weiss could tell you all about the walleye, muskellunge, freshwater sponges, metallic violet sea lampreys, and countless other aquatic wildlife inhabiting the cold, deep waters of this Great Lake. But since you can’t have Dr. Weiss along for the ride, why not take one of his free water science courses?
Whether you have an established passion for water science or not, if you care about the environment, you will find this course engaging and insightful. In less than 60 minutes, Dr. Weiss will walk you through basic yet important facts about microbiology, photosynthesis, limnology, and cyanobacteria, and explain how scientific facts correspond to real-life phenomena. The interactive videos will ask you questions during lectures to test your understanding of the material – don’t worry, the correct answer is revealed right away, and you can try as many times as you want. At the end of the course is a short final quiz. You will be surprised at how much you have just learned! Upon completion, you will receive a BlueGreen official certification that attests to your improved water knowledge and awareness.
“This course helps students really start to connect the dots between the forces of mother nature and the effects of human activities on water bodies,” said Dr. Weiss. “BlueGreen is giving participants a foundation of knowledge they can draw from when confronting the realities of climate change and its impacts on our vital water resources.”
Water knowledge is power. Through this course, we want to empower you to contribute more to the environmental causes you’re enthusiastic about. As someone who loves nature, you probably find a peaceful lake or a lively river the best place to empty your thoughts and relax your mind while staring into the deep clear water. Just like we need them, the water bodies need us too to stay clean and healthy. Nobody wants to see their favorite neighborhood lake covered in slimy algae, smelling like sewage – it’s not only unpleasant but also dangerous. To prevent that from happening, the first and most crucial step is to equip ourselves with water knowledge. Is the water safe for kids and pets to swim in? What does the color and smell mean? What can we do to protect ourselves from harmful waters and help restore them? After taking this course, you will be able to answer these questions and better protect the environment you care deeply about.
“Water is a complicated, dynamic force of nature and it is being threatened on many fronts,” said Eyal Harel, CEO of BlueGreen. “It is important for us all to understand what is happening, to grasp the critical importance of water. Only through knowledge can we find solutions.”
Studying water science is learning the language of lakes and rivers. Check out the free course at BlueGreen Academy today so that next time you are tooling down the M-22, taking a dip in a lake, or hooking trout in a freshwater stream, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of nature on a different level, knowing that you are not taking it for granted and are ready to make it better.