Tom Fitz, Associate Professor of Geoscience at Northland College, provides a geologic history of the Penokee Mountain Range. Fitz focuses on the geography of the range and highlights the resources the mountains provide to society.
David Kammel, Livestock Housing Specialist at UW-Extension, discusses how to create a facility that provides a safe environment for cattle and for the people handling the animals. Kammel presents examples of facility systems that integrate fences, chutes and restraints.
Mary Anna Evans, Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Writing at the University of Oklahoma, discusses the importance of focusing on facts to write an entertaining story. Evans uses archaeology, scientific methods and her life experiences to create historically accurate fiction.
Brad Hutnik, Forest Community Ecologist at WI Department of Natural Resources, explains how to determine if you have an oak-hickory woodland on your property. Hutnik identifies the kinds of plants and animals that depend on an oak-hickory woodland and discusses why they’re vanishing in southern Wisconsin.
Kevin Schilling, La Crosse County Forester at the WI Department of Natural Resources, explains how to cultivate oak trees on your land. Schilling discusses best practices for oak regeneration and the value of setting goals to maintain good quality oak woodlands.
Tim Campbell, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Extension, discusses the impacts of invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways. Campbell provides a history of the aquatic invasive species in the state, discusses what has been done to manage their impact and explores ways to control them in the future.
Erin Silva, Assistant Professor of Organic Agriculture at UW-Extension, discusses the history of organic agriculture, the regulations that organic farmers must follow, and how UW-Madison is supporting organic farming.
Barrett Klein, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at UW-La Crosse, explores the role of insects in society. In addition to being portrayed on currency, artwork and fashion, insects can contribute to advances in technology and medicine.
Phillip Clampitt, Professor in the Department of Communication at UW-Green Bay, discusses his journey as a social scientist, focusing on long believed, “alleged certainties” which have been proven to be wrong.
Heather Molenda-Figueira, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UW-Stevens Point, explores the effects that endocrine-disrupting chemicals have on brain development and behavior. Molenda-Figueira explains that we are exposed to endocrine disruptors through food, water, plastics, cosmetics and personal care items.