"It’s pretty clear that aquatic invasive species have done serious damage to Wisconsin fisheries and anything that we can do to alert anglers to steps they can take to avoid spreading them is a positive thing.”
                                Mike Staggs, Wisconsin DNR fisheries director


Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Music with a Message

Research shows music can influence how people respond to messages, influencing memory and recall, emotion, information processing, attitudes, and even behavior.  To explore how music can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, Environmental Communication Specialist for UW Extension and Assistant Professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, Bret Shaw, worked with a group of singer/songwriters to produce these songs to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin and beyond.  The songs have been vetted by natural resource professionals to assure they are scientifically accurate and recommendations are consistent with current laws.  Listen to these songs and share with others to promote simple behaviors that can protect the quality of our lakes and rivers for future generations.