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Community Classroom Explores Exotic Species

SEPT. 2, 2005--Learn about the ever-growing list of invasive species--including certain kinds of fish, birds, mollusks, insects, plants and mammals--as part of the Community Classroom Series on Sept. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library.

In a slide presentation titled, "The Species Invasion Threat," John Wheeler, a professor in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls biology department, will discuss how these destructive species occur--in the wrong place at the wrong time because they have been moved there by people.

Wheeler, whose efforts at eradicating the invasive garlic mustard plant from the banks of the Kinnickinnic River were documented by regional media this summer, will talk about the negative impacts, predicted consequences, and ways citizens can act as sentries and help prevent future invasions in western Wisconsin.

Community Classroom events are sponsored by the UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences and the outreach office. All events are free, open to the public and are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library on Division and Union Streets in River Falls. No reservations are required to attend. Upcoming topics include "What is Saturday Morning TV Teaching Our Kids" on Tuesday, Oct. 4; "Does God Play Dice? 100 Years After Einstein" on Monday, Oct. 17; and "The Koran and The New Testament" on Monday, Nov. 14.

For more information, visit the UW-RF outreach Web site at or contact the outreach office at or call 1-800-228-5607.


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