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Wisconsin Historical Society | Wis. Book Club: Wis. State Parks-Extraordinary Stories of Geology & Natural History

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Wisconsin Historical Society and fellow book lovers in an engaging discussion on Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History by Scott Spoolman.
The book explores 28 Wisconsin parks, forests, and natural areas. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state’s natural history.
This event is hosted by Liz Arbuckle, the northern Wisconsin Education Outreach specialist for the Wisconsin Historical Society. Prior to our meeting on Sept. 16th, Liz will send the virtual meeting link and some reflection questions to encourage a lively conversation. Participants will need access to a copy of the book, an internet connection, and a computer or smartphone to fully participate in our discussion. Registered book club participants can get a 20% discount on the book if they order through the Society prior to the closing date. That coupon code will be e-mailed to participants once they have registered.
Cost: Free
Advance registration is required by Sept. 16, 2021.
To register or if you have any questions, please send an e-mail with your name and the area you live to: liz.wabindato@wisconsinhistory.org 

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Date:
September 16
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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