What are old-growth forests? How did European settlement of Wisconsin change our landscape and what remains of our ancient forests? In this edition of Perpetual Notion Machine, host Patrick Sajbel speaks with John Bates, naturalist and author of nine books on Wisconsin. John spent over 30 years in research of the ecosystems of Northern Wisconsin, […]
The Nature Conservancy has been protecting and conserving habitat and the environment for around 50 years. But climate change poses a new and more dangerous threat. So, tonight PNM invited two members of TNC Wisconsin to talk about some of the threats and effects of climate change that they feel will happen and some of […]
Although UW-Madison’s MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) program is only a couple years old, it’s already attracted thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. This year, they’ve chosen to purposefully narrow the thematic scope of their offerings in hopes of getting people to truly engage with the course material. The […]
Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them?