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Public Lecture: Forests and Humans
September 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In celebration of ALNC’s Forestry month, and to kick off the University of Wisconsin’s Forests and Humans Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), join us for a “Forests and Humans” public lecture from Dr. Catherine Woodward, including a tree identification walk through the ALNC grounds.
This public lecture on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, will introduce many of the topics to be explored in University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC Forests & Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar (led by Dr. Catherine Woodward from September 30-October 28), with emphasis on the forest resources and services that humans depend upon, and how we can maintain these into the future. Dr. Woodward will lead a walking tour of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center grounds, focusing on the natural history and importance of Wisconsin’s unique woodland communities.
Catherine Woodward is a faculty associate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Biology Education, whose areas of interest and expertise include tropical ecology, habitat fragmentation, forest conservation. In addition to her work in forest conservation education and outreach in Wisconsin, Dr. Woodward also leads a semester-long study abroad course in Ecuador.
This presentation is free and open to the public. After the lecture, you are welcome to visit the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s Climate Education Center and enjoy our special Forestry-themed activities — or hike our grounds and explore our native woodlands.
(Outdoor trails and exhibit admission are free for lecture attendees, though donations are appreciated!)
Registration for the lecture is not required, but it’s recommended to pre-register as space is limited.