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Why Explore the Ocean Floor?

Theresa Paulson, Science Teacher at Ashland High School, describes her experiences on the research ship the Okeanos Explorer as the 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Teacher at Sea. Paulson’s expedition including mapping the Puerto Rico Trench.

How to Attract Wildlife in Your Woods

Bill Klase, Natural Resources Educator at UW-Extension, identifies four requirements necessary for creating an animal friendly woodland. Klase focuses on space, water, food and shelter and explains how to manage your woods to maximize the potential for attracting wildlife.

Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, defines sustainability as achieving the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future and discusses ways to reach sustainability. Robbins lectures in UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri's Chemistry and Society class.

Dairy Cattle Dehorning Practices

Zen Miller, the Dairy Livestock Agent for UW-Extension in Outagamie County, and Bethany Marcks, a student at UW-River Falls, discuss the results of their work to inform farmers of the choices for ridding calves of their the horns. This process is known as dehorning or disbudding.

Spread of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Illinois

Aaron Hager, an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, delves into the reasons that so many weeds are no longer responding to herbicides. Hager focuses on this issue in weeds around the world and in weed that are indigenous to Illinois.

Wisconsin Herbicide Resistance Update

Devin Hammer, a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, explores the progression over the last five years of plants that no longer respond to herbicides. Hammer explains how to identify pigweed and other herbicide resistant species and discusses current research.

Population Changes in Wisconsin Since the Recession

David Egan-Robertson, Demographer, Applied Population Laboratory, UW-Madison, explores population migration patterns in Wisconsin since 2009. Egan-Robertson provides an international perspective and uses national data to provide context for the statewide patterns.

Understanding On-Farm Food Safety

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, discusses food borne illnesses and introduces good food safety practices for the farmers. Silva offers training and support to growers through UW-Extension programs.

Ockham's Razors

Elliott Sober, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, delves into the principle that simpler theories are better than complex theories. Sober focuses on two paradigms to determine if the simplicity of a theory is relevant to determining what the world is like.

Learning in Cranes and Humans

George Archibald, Co-Founder, International Crane Foundation, discusses the development of cranes from chicks into adults. Archibald provides a history of the International Crane Foundation and its work to repopulate endangered species of cranes.

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