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Badger Talks Live: Stories in Stone with UW Geology Museum
February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is a FREE, virtual event which will take place on the UW Connects Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/live
Travel through deep time to discover some surprising stories of Wisconsin’s geological past featuring volcanoes, tropical seas, and mastodons! We will focus on three very different times in our state’s history and examine rocks and fossils which help us piece together how very different it used to be here.
Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director of the UW Geology Museum, will be our guide as we hop around the state visiting quarries, state parks and road cuts which yield the specimens and stories from millions and even billions of years ago.
Brooke has twenty-four years of experience in informal earth science education, with the past seventeen served at the UW Geology Museum. Studying rocks and fossils has meant she has been able to explore the high desert in eastern Oregon, excavate dinosaurs in Canada, study ancient amphibian footprints in Oklahoma, work at Arches National Park in Utah, spend a summer at the edge of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska, and investigate why a giant lake covered a quarter of Wyoming 50 million years ago. She especially enjoys sharing the stories we glean from Wisconsin rocks and fossils with people around the state.