Two speakers coming to the Northwoods this week will discuss water relationships in northern Wisconsin.
Emily Stanley from UW Madison’s Center for Limnology says the water resources here are intricately linked, and are really one resource.
“Surface water today is ground water next year; and really trying to isolate one lake and how we think of it, and how it fits within the Northwoods – you really can’t view it in isolation, these systems really are a part of one big interactive system.”
A dean from the University of Wisconsin Madison will visit the Northwoods Wednesday, to find out how her college can build more partnerships in the Northwoods.
Kate VandenBosch is Dean of the College of Life and Agricultural Sciences at UW Madison. She’s the speaker at this month’s informal discussion series Science on Tap.
VandenBosch says it’s part of the university’s mission to reach all parts of the state. And she says there are several initiatives already at work in rural communities in the Northwoods that focus on natural resources.
The popular science conversation series Science on Tap takes a different approach this week in tackling a controversial topic. Instead of hosting one speaker at a brewpub, it’s assembled a panel at a large venue to discuss the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills.
Organizer Tim Kratz says since the program began, people have been asking for a program about the Penokee Mine.
Maggie Turnbull lives in Antigo and works as a freelance astrobiologist.
It’s the study of the origin and future of life in the universe. Turnbull has gained international recognition for her work cataloging star systems that could support life, and is now working with NASA on a telescope to better look at those systems. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Turnbull over the phone.
She says the problem is that stars give out so much light, it’s hard to even see the planets that orbit them.
Vitamin D could help prevent osteoporosis and falls in older adults. That’s the message from an aging specialist from Madison giving a talk at this week’s Science on Tap discussion.
Winter in the Northwoods means…not a lot of sunshine. And that means not a lot of Vitamin D. Dr Neil Binkley is Director of the Osteoporosis Clinical Research program at UW Madison. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski talked with Dr. Binkley to find out why Vitamin D supplements might be important for preventing osteoporosis and bone fractures.
This month, the informal conversation series Science on Tap takes on the controversial subject of deer management. Don Waller and Tim Van Deelen will talk about deer from the perspective of forest health.
WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke to Don Waller on the phone. He’s a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Department of Botany.
Waller will be joined by wildlife ecologist Tim Van Deelen at Science on Tap…Wednesday night at the Minocqua Brewing Company.