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Wisconsin's state fossil, Calymene celebraLink to People page (staff photo taken during 2016 field trip)

Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of University of Wisconsin-Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 20, 2018 @ 9:00am
INTERN SPOTLIGHT!!! This week is Madeleine Mathews.

Madeleine is studying Environmental Chemistry, and her favorite part of working at the survey is that the people ROCK. ;)

Her fun fact is that sometimes in the winter, she walks across Lake Mendota to work! #scicomm #internspotlight
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 20, 2018 @ 6:26am
Lyrid meteor shower to light up Earth Day sky
One of the oldest skywatching traditions on Earth is underway and set to peak this weekend. So lay back, relax and look up at the sky. More at https://tinyurl.com/ydfsefmo
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 19, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Check out the Lake Superior Legacy Collection for #TBT. Notebooks, maps, thin section photos, more....at https://wgnhs.uwex.edu/lake-superior-legacy-collection-website/
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 19, 2018 @ 1:00pm
#ThinSectionThursday image from the "Geology is for Rockstars" Facebook page, thin section of the contact between an igneous mafic dike (top half of image) and a pluton (bottom half)! Super cool!
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 19, 2018 @ 9:00am
How can YOU name an unnamed natural feature? Click the link to find out! #WiscGeo #USGS
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 19, 2018 @ 5:21am
Recent heatwave has transformed the Great Barrier Reef corals, compromising the world's largest reef system https://go.nature.com/2vn6K48