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Natural History Field Course Offered
APRIL 28, 2006--Delve into the region’s natural history this summer
with a field-based workshop focusing on the St. Croix Watershed offered
by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Professors Michael Middleton
and Kerry Keen bring enthusiasm, humor, and extensive knowledge of the
region’s rocks and waters to a course offered June 7-8, as part
of the St. Croix River Institute’s summer offerings.
Participants will spend one day exploring the geologic history of Interstate
Park and the Dalles of the St. Croix River. This area is rich with evidence
of continental rifting, ancient vulcanism, storm-battered seacliffs, glacial
scouring and massive glacial meltwaters.
On the second day, participants will trace the flow of water along the
Kinnickinnic River, a major tributary of the St. Croix River, from source
to outlet. Features to be explored include springs, river processes, delta
formation, and environmental issues related to surface water and groundwater.
Designed for adults, the workshop includes some hiking on level to moderately
steep, mostly well-maintained trails, with some crossing of irregular
ground in fields and woods. No climbing is required, but there may be
some wading in shallow water.
The workshop fee is $99 per person; an early registration discount of
$10 is available for registrations received by May 26. For more information
or to register and pay online, visit www.uwrf.edu/ogs, send an e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.
The UW-River Falls Graduate Studies and Outreach Office provides lifelong
learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs
that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list
of summer and other courses is available by visiting the web site or contacting
the outreach office.
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