Events & Classes: Winter Enrichment Lecture

  • Winter Enrichment Series

    Thursday, January 8 – Thursday, March 12 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    This series of 10 lectures is intended to enrich the knowledge of professional naturalists working with area school children and adults. Topics include archeology, natural history, current research and other pertinent topics. You can enroll for the entire series or individual lectures.

  • Jens Jensen: The Living Green

    Thursday, January 8 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment film screening and discussion with Carey Lundin, documentary director and co-producer.

  • Snapshot Wisconsin: A Citizen-Based Trail Camera Project to Monitor Wildlife

    Thursday, January 15 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Jennifer Stenglein PhD, wildlife research scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Unraveling Mysteries of Hibernation: From Basic Science to Biomedical Applications

    Thursday, January 22 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Hannah V. Carey, professor, Dept. of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, and director, Biotron, UW–Madison

  • How Birding Can Change the World

    Thursday, January 29 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Trish O’Kane, PhD candidate, instructor of environmental studies and creator of Nature Explorers Program, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison

  • Science Day: Current Research at the Arboretum

    Thursday, February 5 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Students and faculty will present research findings from projects conducted on Arboretum land and in the Lake Wingra watershed. No fee.

  • A Geographic Puzzle (with Many Pieces Missing): The Earliest Maps of Wisconsin and the Story of Jean Nicolet

    Thursday, February 12 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Dr. Patrick J. Jung, Milwaukee School of Engineering

  • Understanding Complex Environmental Problems: The Case of Vanishing Honey Bees

    Thursday, February 19 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Daniel Lee Kleinman, associate dean, Graduate School, professor, Dept of Community and Environmental Sociology, faculty affiliate, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, UW–Madison, and Dr. Sainath Suryanarayanan, assistant scientist, Dept of Community and Environment Sociology, UW–Madison

  • Fungi in a Changing World

    Thursday, February 26 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Jessie Glaeser, PhD, Plant Pathology, and Karen Nakasone, PhD, botany, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wis.

  • Global Change Impacts on Species Movement and Persistence

    Thursday, March 5 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Ellen Damschen, ecologist and conservation biologist, associate professor, Dept. of Zoology, UW–Madison

  • Silent Night: Wisconsin’s Bats and White-nose Syndrome

    Thursday, March 12 • 9 am – 11:30 am

    Winter Enrichment lecture with Jennifer Redell, cave and mine specialist, conservation biologist, Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources