Hands-on science learning took a big step forward Tuesday at the Three Lakes School District. The school now has solar panels on its roof thanks to the Solarwise for Schools program sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service.
As part of the Solarwise for Schools program, every school receives 10 solar panels that provide 2.8 kilowatts of electricity. That’s roughly the number of solar panels that could power an average home. Here, that renewable energy will be keeping the hall lights on for the junior high. WPS says the solar panels save a school about $350 a year in energy costs.
The summer tourism season is over, but for one Northwoods museum, that doesn’t change much. WXPR Contributor Emily Bright reports on one man’s singular passion for gasoline...that led to an unusual museum.
The gas station. It’s a familiar place, but when you’re filling your tank, how often do you stop and think about where you are when what you’re doing?
Friday was the last day of the summer farmers’ market in Minocqua. But Minocqua and several other communities will be hosting winter farmers markets.
It’s sunny and cold, and customers are loading up on squashes, vegetables, and meats. Typically this would be their last chance to load up on local produce, but this year is different.
“The Woodruff winter market will be started next Friday at the Lakeland Senior Center….It’ll be inside in the multi-purpose room, and I think we’ll have 6, 7, maybe 8 of these vendors will be there all winter long.”
Careers in manufacturing were the focus for about 600 Northwoods 8th graders at the 3rd Annual Heavy Metal Tour Wednesday, at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. While the name implies a style of music, it's a twist on the idea of manufacturing as a career.
Teri Phalin is PK-16 Admissions coordinator at Nicolet and event coordinator. She says the goal is to give younger students an idea where they want to go with a career...
University of Wisconsin Extension is planning ahead for what resources citizens might need in twenty years.
Extension is surveying residents throughout the state to find out what role people think it should play in the future.
Greg Hutchins, Associate Vice chancellor for UW Extension, says the system wants to know how to stay relevant in the coming decades…whether that means using more technology to deliver programs, or offering completely new kinds of programs.
Restaurant owners in Rhinelander are looking for input about what they can do differently. Oneida County UW Extension is organizing two focus groups Monday night…to talk about dining options in Rhinelander.
Extension Agent Tim Brown says several recent surveys have revealed a sense of public dissatisfaction with the Rhinelander restaurant scene. The focus groups hope to identify some of what the public is looking for.