Learn our geo-history at 'Glacial Landscapes' May 7

How was the Ledge formed? What force dug out Lake Winnebago? Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes – with an emphasis on the geological history of the Fond du Lac area – will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is free; no registration required.

David Mickelson, UW-Madison emeritus professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management, will describe what glacial forces were at play in the Ledge/Niagara Escarpment, Lake Winnebago, Horicon Marsh, bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan areas.

Mickelson has taught glacial geology, geomorphology (the study of earth surface processes) and related topics since 1971. His research on glaciers and glacial deposits has taken him to Sweden and Norway, Argentina, China, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, New England and of course the Midwest. Mickelson has served on the board of directors of the Ice Age Trail Alliance since 2010 and is the first author of Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

 

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