Wisconsin Public Television at Crossroads


Wisconsin Public Television Northern Lights Tour

Wednesday Nite @the Lab

Is going on the road, and coming to Crossroads!

Monday, July 27

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Public Television will record all talks for later broadcast on WPT’s “University Place” Series

Three presentations in honor of the nexus of science and Door County…

• The Geology of the National Ice Age Trail

By David Mickelson – Emeritus professor of Geology and Geophysics, UW-Madison

With its trailhead in Potawatomi State Park in Door County, the Ice Age Trail winds for more than 1,000 miles, following the edge of the last continental glacier in Wisconsin. Professor Mickelson describes the geology of the trail as it traverses some of Wisconsin’s most scenic landscapes and helps tell the story of the last Ice Age.

• Wisconsin Beaches: A Confluence of Environment, Economics and Equity By Greg Kleinheinz – Viessmann Chair of Sustainable Technology & Professor of

Environmental Engineering Technology, UW-Oshkosh.

Door County, alone, has 34 public beaches that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Door County each year. This presentation will review the complex variety and confluence of approaches and practices that are required to help ensure our beaches are free of contamination.

• Door County Maritime Archeology
By Carolyn Rock – Natural Resource Educator and Door County Naturist

Shipwrecks are unique time capsules that provide a rich insight into the past. This presentation will emphasize how shipwreck sites not only feature a vessel, a magnificent artifact, but they often hold cargo, personal items, tools, utensils, and other diagnostic artifacts that tell the story of our past and help humanize our history.

This program is part of the 2015 Northern Lights Tour of Wednesday Night @ The Lab, and is a production of UW-Extension Cooperative Extension, UW-Madison, Wisconsin Public Television & Wisconsin Alumni Association. Sponsored in Door County by the Door County UW-Extension Office, and Crossroads at Big Creek.

For more information contact: Rob Burke, Door County UW-Extension (920) 746-2260

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