Children attending the “Boats, Nets, Fish and Lake Michigan Research” event hosted by IISG, the Illinois Natural History Survey and COSEE Great Lakes learned about the different organisms that inhabit the lake and the various sampling equipment used by scientists. In this photo, Shelley Berlincourt, Sea Grant summer intern, shows the children how to use a zooplankton net to collect tiny organisms in the water column.

This Science Saturday event, which took place last month, was part of Science Chicago, a yearlong Museum of Science and Industry initiative that aims to establish the crucial value of science and math in its residents. The final Science Chicago event will be a Lab Fest in Millennium Park on August 21. (Photo above courtesy of Steve Lichti.)