Podcast Script on Managing the Great Lakes for Brockport/U of Guelph collaboration.

by bknap1 on Novembre 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Brenden Knapp CMC 243.61

HW WK 10: Podcast Script 11/2/16

 

 

Podcast: Managing the Great Lakes

 

Intro

 

- The Instrumental for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show theme song ( 15 Seconds)

 

Brenden: Hello, Welcome to the Brenden Knapp Show, with yours truly, Brenden Knapp. 

 

Brenden: Today, I have a good show for you, which includes making you listener’s aware of how important the great lakes are and how we can manage them and keep them one of our world’s best natural resources and landmarks. 

 

 

Segment 1

Brenden: A little while back, in preparation for this episode, I was able to briefly chat via email with Madeleine Chauvin, a student at the University of Guelph, in Ontario who so eloquently expressed to me what is wrong with the Great Lakes today, and I would like to share some of this information with you. 

 

Brenden: Firstly, Madeleine expressed to me how polluted she thought Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in particular were. And with this pollution, comes significant changes to the water including Algae blooms, which can become toxic to humans, waterline species, and land species  if it is a green-blue algae bloom. 

 

Brenden: Along with this, there have been many invasive species that habitat those waters. In particular, the zebra mussel and the round goby have been a nuisance to those waters. 

 

Brenden: Madeleine stated to me that the problem with the goby’s are so bad that “ at some spots at the lakes, there are signs for people to kill the any goby they catch, rather than releasing them back to the lake.” 

 

Brenden: To me, this signifies a major problem with many of our lakes, and hopefully through government restoration projects such as The Alliance for the Great Lakes, we can figure out the invasive species issues and pollution problems that our beautiful lakes have.

 

 

Segment 2

Brenden: The effort to make change to the Great Lakes is something I hope to have pick up steam. These are the lakes that we rely on for water, as a resident of New York, and living near two Great Lakes, I hope hearing some of these facts make listeners aware that all of us need to become proactive in creating change for our lakes. 

 

Brenden: Well anyway, that’s all I have for you. I’d like to thank Madeleine Chauvin of the University of Guelph in Ontario for the bright insight on the Great Lakes.

 

Brenden: This is Brenden Knapp, signing off from the Brenden Knapp Show, wishing everyone a happy and healthy day, and advising everyone to remain environmentally conscious during these times. Have a good night North America.  

 

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- Instrumental to Darude’s “ Sandstorm” cuts the show away (15 seconds).