Upcoming Ecology Events

You can post ecology-related events to the Nelson Institute environmental events calendar and they will be listed here as well.
Submit a new event here.

Additional event calendars of interest to UW ecologists:

Biology Colloquia and Seminars
Climate, People and Evironment Program Seminars
Entomology Seminars
Forest and Wildlife Ecology Seminars
Limnology and Marine Science Seminars
JF Crow Institute Evolution Seminars
Weston Roundtable Series
Yi-Fu Tuan Lectures


Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Picnic Point lot 129, 2004 University Bay Dr
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Fall in the Native Plant Garden

Speaker: Susan Carpenter - Arboretum native plant gardener
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: Autumn Equinox

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Autumn Woodlands

Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Seasonal Changes

Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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SEMINAR SERIES: ELECTROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF VALUED-ADDED CHEMICALS AND STORING SOLAR ENERGY IN SOLAR FLOW BATTERIES

Speaker: Song Jin - Professor, Chemistry
Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Forward in Energy Forum: Energy Insecurity and Social Justice

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Great Lakes to Great Lakes Initiative: Mutual Interests in Africa

Speaker: Russ Feingold - Visiting Lecturer, UW-Madison International Division African Studies, Former U.S. Senator
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Shannon Hall Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Great Lakes to Great Lakes Initiative: Mutual Interests in Africa

Speaker: Russ Feingold - Visiting Lecturer, UW-Madison International Division African Studies Former U.S. Senator
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Shannon Hall Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Options

Speaker: Dr. Wil Burns, PhD - Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, at American University and a Senior Fellow in the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: 7200 - Lubar Commons Law School, 975 Bascom Mall
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Options

Speaker: William Burns - Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service, at American University and a Senior Fellow in the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: 7200 - Lubar Commons Law School, 975 Bascom Mall
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Sustain-A-Bash

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Front Lawn Gordon Dining and Event Center, 770 West Dayton Street
Category: Social Event
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Aldo Leopold Was for the Birds

Speaker: Stanley Temple - Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation, UW–Madison, and senior fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Alliance for the Great Lakes Presentation

Speaker: Blair Tatrault
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: 15 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Workshop: Water Quality Monitoring

Speaker: Nancy Sheehan - stream monitoring coordinator, Rock River Coalition
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Workshop
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Longenecker Horticultural Garden Tour: Conifers

Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Picnic Point lot 129, 2004 University Bay Dr
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Stories of the Land

Date: October 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Nuclear Energy Technology

Speaker: Todd Allen - Professor, Engineering Physics
Date: October 8, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Instiute, 1552 University Avenue
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Hot Zone: A Look at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Era of Trump

Speaker: Eric Lipton - Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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The Hot Zone: A Look at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Era of Trump

Speaker: Eric Lipton - Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N Orchard St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Citizen-based Monitoring in Wisconsin—Working Together for Conservation

Speaker: Eva Lewandowski - Citizen-based monitoring coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Wisconsin Ecology 24th Annual Fall Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Thaler - Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University
Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Ebling Auditorium Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive
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Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Thaler - Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University
Date: October 11, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Ebling Auditorium Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Fall Favorites

Speaker: Michael Jesiolowski - Senior horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden
Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Wisconsin Science Festival Exploration Stations—The Science of Autumn Colors

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Workshop
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Arboretum Walk: Woodlands Full of Color

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: The Science of Autumn Colors

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Speaker: Tim Palmer - Award-winning author and photographer
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Shannon Hall Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Jordahl Public Lands Lecture - Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy

Speaker: Tim Palmer - Award-winning author and photographer
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Shannon Hall Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Night Walk: Dying Grass Moon

Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Picnic Point lot 129, 2004 University Bay Dr
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Red Lanterns

Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Ants and Antibiotics—Potential Lessons from Nature on Ancient Antibiotic Use

Speaker: Heidi Horn - Research assistant, UW–Madison Department of Bacteriology
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Displaced Horizons: Music & Exhibition

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Gallery 7 (7th Floor) George L. Mosse Humanities Building, Room 7240
Category: Music/Dance/Theater
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Arboretum Walk: Touring the Lost City

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Touring the Lost City

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Colorful Days

Date: October 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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River to the Heart: Film Screening & Discussion

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Marquee Theatre Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Category: Film
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Everyone's Earth: River to the Heart Film Screening and Discussion

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Marquee Theatre Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
Category: Film
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Human-Nature Connection Lecture Series: Tiny Earth in Wisconsin

Speaker: Sam Rikkers - Executive director, Tiny Earth
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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River to the Heart: Film Screening and Discussion

Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: UW South Madison Partnership, Villager Mall, 2312 South Park Street
Category: Film
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Everyone's Earth: River to the Heart Film Screening and Discussion

Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Atrium UW South Madison Partnership, Villager Mall, 2300 South Park St
Category: Film
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Sustain Dane Summit

Date: November 2, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 W Dayton St
Category: Workshop
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: All About Owls

Speaker: Sylvia Marek - Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Workshop
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Arboretum Walk: Follow the Glacier

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Seminar Series: Topic: Energy Policy and Renewable Energy Investment

Speaker: Sarah Johnston - Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Date: November 5, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: November 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Thinking Like an Arboretum

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Reintroducing the Wild Turkey

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: History of the Arboretum's Lost City

Speaker: Kathy Miner - Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Advanced Electric Machines for Efficient Energy Conversion

Speaker: Eric Severson - Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Night Walk: Beaver Moon

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: November 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: How Plants and Animals Prepare for Winter

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: Native November

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Date: December 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Frautschi Point parking lot , 3034 Lake Mendota Drive
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Energy Management in the U.S. Navy

Speaker: Greg Zacharski - Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science
Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1115 Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Avenue
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