Wisconsin’s Green Fire Attends Meetings Across the State
WI Green Fire, April 20, 2022
In early April, Wisconsin’s Green Fire staff and members attended events across Wisconsin to share the important work WGF has spearheaded for Wisconsin conservation. The events included the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention in Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers “Comeback Conference” in Wausau, and a meeting with the Association of Retired Conservationists (ARC) in Middleton.
2022 Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention: Stevens Point, WI
The Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention is hosted by the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the Extension Lakes Program, and Wisconsin Lakes. Jenny Oren, WGF’s Communications and Membership Fellow, and WGF volunteers Bruce Neeb and Diane Daulton staffed a table at the three-day Convention. Many Convention attendees stopped by WGF’s table to learn more about our mission, and how they could join in our efforts to inform conservation policy with science.
2022 Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference: Wausau, WI
The Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) hosted their “Comeback Conference” in early April. This event was a gathering of science education professionals from across the state, and four WGF members attended and presented at the Conference. WGF Environmental Education Work Group co-chairs Dolly Ledin and Karen Mesmer staffed a table at the event and assisted with two presentations: Science and Math of Wolf Conservation in Wisconsin led by WGF Wildlife Work Group co-chair Adrian Wydeven, and Using Science to Fight Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin led by Mike Foy.
You can view recordings of each presentation and the slide decks from each at the links below:
Association of Retired Conservationists (ARC) Presentation: Middleton, WI
On Wednesday, April 6th, WGF Science Director, Sarah Peterson, provided an introductory presentation to the Association of Retired Conservationists (ARC) group at Imperial Gardens Restaurant in Middleton, WI. She shared some general background on WGF and highlighted some of WGF’s exciting new initiatives. ARC just recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020 and is primarily comprised of DNR retirees located in the southern part of Wisconsin.