A PBS documentary featuring researchers with the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation has been awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter.
Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting the Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands follows the work of forty Great Lakes researchers and experts and explores the vital role coastal wetlands play in keeping the Great Lakes healthy. It aired in the fall of 2019.
Produced by Central Michigan University Public Media, a crew filmed Northland College students (now alumni) Megan Mader and Erin Bergen and Burke Center Associate Director and Water Scientist Matt Cooper as they sampled fish and invertebrates. in the Apostle Islands.
“It was a thrill to be part of the documentary and to work with the talented PBS team, ” Cooper said. “This program goes a long way in educating the public about the health and vitality of the Great Lakes as a whole.”