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The Wisconsin Academy is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Sustain Dane Summit exploring the theme of regeneration for community wellbeing.

Helen Klebesadel

Seven Wisconsin artists create work focused on plants threatened by climate change in our state.

Kupinsky and Welch Opening Reception

Solo shows by two artists exploring memory and identity through narrative experiences.

Gwen Avant, Untitled (detail), 2015. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Gwen Avant's expressive paintings communicate acceptance, beauty, and peace. Gregory Klassen will explore natural processes, such as gravity and evaporation.

In its October 1962 issue, Life magazine included this photo of Carson talking with children in the woods by her home. Photo credit: All rights reserved © 1962 Alfred Eisenstaedt (Time & Life Pictures)

Wisconsin Academy Fellow and conservation biologist Stanley A. Temple's story of how environmental pioneer Rachel Carson prepared the soil from which his career and lifelong love of nature would spring.

Photograph of Jane Elder, executive director

How do the natural places we know and love define so much of what Wisconsin means to us?

White-nose syndrome, a bat disease that has spread to 23 states and killed up to five million bats since 2006, has been confirmed in Wisconsin, according to officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Image: Tom Uttech, nin gaskanas, 2013 (detail). Oil on linen, 57 x 61 in. Courtesy of Tory Folliard Gallery.

A group show featuring seven of Wisconsin's most accomplished artists: Barry Roal Carlsen, David Lenz, Cathy Martin, John Miller, Charles Munch, Dennis Nechvatal, and Tom Uttech.

The sand that you would find on a lake bottom or riverbed (left) differs from frac sand (right) on both an atomic and geologic scale.

As an activity that changes the land, large-scale sand mining has social as well as ecological considerations for Wisconsinites to ponder. 

Editor's Note: This article appeared in the Spring 2012 edition of Wisconsin People & Ideas.

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