The Science For Everyone adult lecture series continues this month at Lac Lawrann. Please join us as we welcome Jim Lacy from the State Cartographer’s Office for his talk titled “Mapping Wisconsin from Space.”

April 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Mapping Wisconsin from Space

Jim Lacy, State Cartographer’s Office, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract: In August 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources finished a statewide project to map the current vegetation, water, and urban patterns of Wisconsin. The resulting digital “land cover” map will be used by DNR for managing natural resources for many years in the future. Jim will discuss how images from satellites orbiting the earth hundreds of miles in space were used to create these maps, and how mapping technologies have evolved over the years
Host: Lac Lawrann Conservancy

Future Dates – Programs – Locations

  • May 16 – Frog Communication – Riveredge Nature Center

See the Lac Lawrann Web Page for Additional Information

Science for Everyone is a lecture series to engage, educate and increase public awareness regarding a wide variety of science, history and environment related topics. The programs are for the curious of high school age and older. The presenters give lectures that will both educate and entertain. Science for Everyone will be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month with Ridgedge hosting the odd months and Lac Lawrann hosting the even months. This program is a partnership between Lac Lawrann Conservancy, Riveredge Nature Center and the UWM Field Station. Fee: FREE ($5 donation suggested) No registration required.