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From the Director

Photo of Jane Elder in front of Academy offices

I’ve spent much of my career working for positive change, from advancing environmental policy to championing the value of the arts in our lives.

Photograph of Academy director Jane Elder

Have dwindling investments in  K-12  civics and social studies led us to our current cultural/political moment?

Photo of Jane Elder

One of the signs of good mental health is the ability to tolerate ambiguity.

Imagine what it was like on that February afternoon in 1870, when hundreds of people crowded into Wisconsin’s State Agricultural Hall for the convention to organize the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

We all live in a floodplain. Some of us just have more apparent risks than others, but we’re all vulnerable.

It seems these days that discussions of metrics and measuring success are humming around me like the mosquitoes in my garden.

The Academy's core values are rooted in colonial America.

Talking to others about climate change, and listening to what scientists are saying, will help us understand how to be good ancestors.

I was born into a family where the value of education was never questioned.

Midwesterners are obsessed with checking the weather. Most of us, though, aren’t looking at our mobile devices to see what tomorrow’s soil conditions will be.

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Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633

 

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