Home » Events » June 21 - Wetland Gems to Poetic Gems: Celebrating Wisconsin Wetlands with Poetry
Wetland Gems to Poetic Gems: Celebrating Wisconsin Wetlands with Poetry Sunday, June 21. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Location: Waubesa Wetlands, Dane County Instructors: Mary Linton, Alice Thompson and Tod Highsmith (see below) Registration: $50 Download registration form (PDF): http://www.sws.org/2009_meeting/publicregistration.PDF This workshop is offered in conjunction with an international conference on wetlands co-sponsored by the Society of Wetland Scientists, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, and the Wetland Biogeochemistry. The conference organizers invite the general public to participate in a number of events during the conference, including this workshop. For information about other public events during the conference, visit www.sws.org/2009_meeting/public_events.mgi. In 2009, Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) is celebrating Wisconsin's 100 Wetland Gems - high quality representatives of the vast and wonderful wetland riches that are a part of Wisconsin's landscapes. In this workshop, three local poets who also all serve on WWA's Board of Directors will lead a tour of Waubesa Wetlands, a Madison-area Wetland Gem. Instructors Mary Linton (wetland ecologist and amphibian biologist), Alice Thompson (wetland ecologist and restoration biologist) and Tod Highsmith (ornithologist and odonate enthusiast) will discuss the ecology and challenges of an urban wetland, and will also provide plenty of opportunity for Waubesa Wetlands to inspire.