Ellen Heyn's Juday Fellowship at UW Trout Lake Station has given her the opportunity to explore the interface between her two chosen fields of study—journalism and environmental studies. As the outreach specialist for the Crystal Lake Mixing Project, she has worked to bridge the scientific community with the general public by creating meaningful relationships between the worlds of science, academia, and daily life in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. By giving weekly presentations, creating a website and designing a brochure, she learned how to specifically apply her communication skills to an ecological restoration effort. She gained experience and valuable skills this summer, but most importantly, she gained confidence in herself as a communicator and an environmental activist.
Watch Ellen's movie 'Crystallakemixing' on YouTube