Summer 2018, brought to you by these students.
Each summer, the Lilly Center employs a handful of Grace College students to help manage scientific studies, plan for the next season of K-12 programs, and help manage collaborative projects, like the Lakes Festival. From early May to mid-August, most of the following students work full days at the Lilly Center.
The aquarium team is responsible for the management of the fish room. They feed the fish, clean their tanks and make sure they stay healthy. The team also takes care of a handful of other creatures, including turtles, frogs and crayfish. On any given day, the team could be laminating fish ID books, running to the store for supplies or cleaning Lilly Center community tanks. This summer, our aquarium team members are Alex, Ben and Riley.
The research team members are our “boots on the ground” every week during the summer. They regularly sample 14 regional lakes and 12 key stream sites. The team also helps with special projects; this summer, those include a study on zebra mussels and a study on the impact boating may have on the bottom of a lake. When they aren’t in the field, the students are crunching numbers and taking care of equipment. This summer, Hayden, Jed, Eli and Aaron are on the team.
Due to the need for updated pictures of Lilly Center programs, we hired Caleb Yoder (a Grace student and accomplished photographer) to help document research and education activities. Many of the pictures you see on this website were captured by Caleb’s talented eye!