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6:00 am
Evolutionary History of the Western Plains
Deborah Rook of the UW-Madison Geosciences Department shares her work on prehistoric grasslands and grazers in North America using fossilized teeth, as well as rocks and soil. Evolution of grasslands and grazers are in a feedback loop. Which came first is an on-going question.
6:40 am
The Legacy of Ice-Age Winds, Forest and Prairie
Joseph Mason, Professor, Department of Geography, UW-Madison, discusses naturalist John Muir?s walk from Madison to the Muir family farm in upper Marquette County in the 1860s. Mason highlights the changes in terrain, at that time, from rolling prairie in DeForest to wetlands in Poynette to forest in Ennis Lake.
7:15 am
Pioneers of Ecological Restoration
Franklin E. Court, author of "Pioneers of Ecological Restoration," explores the history of the UW-Madison arboretum and the people who created, shaped and sustained it. Leading up to the establishment of the arboretum in 1932, Court begins his history with John Nolen, the famous landscape architect who created plans for the city of Madison, UW-Madison and the Wisconsin state parks.
7:56 am
A University-Community Environmental Partnership
WPT's virtual lecture hall series covers a wide range of subjects, including science, economics, the environment, health, art, culture and more.
9:00 am
Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow
Based on the best-selling books by Marc Brown, Arthur and his gang guide us through stories that deal with real "kid issues" -- timeless difficulties and joys that all kids experience.
9:30 am
Best Paw Forward/Then Came Bob
When cement is poured at the new Birdwell Island recreation center, the kids and dogs are invited to leave their handprints. But Clifford's paw print is just too big!