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Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

BYOB – Madison Education Series

BYOB – Madison Education Series

Town Square and the Green Lake Association invite you to join us for BYOB (Bring Your Own Brain), a unique learning opportunity that distills an entire college course into one evening of happy hour drinks, food, and lively discussion.

Featuring video presentations from professors and researchers at UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, the program will consist of learning to apply big-idea concepts into our communities and daily lives.

The cost of the program ($5) includes a beer, hot dog, and chips, and a cash bar will be available as well. Registration is required, and can be done online by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Green Lake Town Square at or via phone at (920) 807-0008.

Upcoming Programs

Five programs will be offered throughout the year, each covering different topics that are relevant to our communities, personal lives, and natural resources. Click on the tabs below to learn more about these individual programs and to register.

Wednesday, March 4, 6 PM – The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold, and Conservation

Aldo_Leopold_cliffHunting has been a core conservation management tool in the United States, providing a sound method of preserving the integrity of our natural world. Beyond contributing significant insights into conservation practices, Aldo Leopold was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and developed the concept of ‘Perceptive Hunting’ in which hunting contributes to conservation instead of hindering it.

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Wednesday, April 8, 6 PM – Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region

A3LAKES_FR_B_^_FRIDAYClimate change is creating large issues for the Great Lakes Region. As overall global temperature increases, weather patterns tend to become more severe, which means larger storms with the potential to cause destruction. In addition, climate change threatens to impact the health of natural ecosystems within the Great Lakes Region, creating concern among scientists about the future of this vital resource.

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Wednesday, July 29, 6 PM – Energy and the Earth

Wind-turbines-It takes a lot of energy and resources to power our daily lives. This level of consumption can have profound effects upon the health of our natural resources, and in turn, the overall well-being of the human population. Can our dependence upon unsustainable energy be discontinued, and if not, what are the implications for our future?

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Wednesday, November 4, 6 PM – Forests and Humans: From the Midwest to Madagascar

ForestryHumans have a special connection with forests. Whether it’s the oxygen that we breathe, the water that we drink, or the food that nourishes us, we are quite dependent upon forests. However, there are many other ways in which we depend upon forests, and as many forested areas begin disappearing, we are only beginning to see the consequences.

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Wednesday, December 9, 6 PM – Climate Change Policy and Public Health

120125_sotu_congress_westcott_328While the impacts of climate change pose enormous risks to the natural world, its impact upon humans is often less evident. Overall public health faces significant threats from global climate change, including the possibility of food shortages, deadly diseases, sanitation, and other health issues. How the world will cope with these changes is at the hands of policy makers and their understanding of the challenges we face.

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