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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-Madison Division of 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 SurveySep 16, 2019 @ 5:00am
The 10th anniversary of National Fossil Day is only one month away (10/16). Go to https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/index.htm to find out what celebrations are going on near you.
Learn about Wisconsin fossils here: (https://wgnhs.wisc.edu/wisconsin-geology/fossils-of-wisconsin/)
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveySep 15, 2019 @ 12:00pm
On 9/24, Eric Carson will present at #GSA2019:
LATE MIS 3 ONSET TO LARGE-SCALE AGGRADATION ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY, USA
http://ow.ly/TdUG50vVkXL #WGNHSresearch #outstandingininourfield
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveySep 14, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Earth Science Literacy Day is one month away (10/14). Big Ideas videos bring to life the “big ideas” of Earth science - nine core concepts that everyone should know. Videos 1 thru 9 are here: https://www.earthsciweek.org/big-ideas
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveySep 13, 2019 @ 5:01pm
A nearly complete skull of a human ancestor that died some 3.8 million years ago was found recently. Amazing!

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/08/unprecedented-fossil-skull-reveals-face-of-human-ancestor/
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveySep 13, 2019 @ 4:58am
"This discovery shows that segmented and mobile animals evolved by 550 million years ago," http://tinyurl.com/y2q3fchq #FossilFriday
(Learn about WI fossils here http://tinyurl.com/yyfw7z6m)

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