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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.
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyApr 5, 2020 @ 2:54pm
Happy Geologists Day to our Facebook community.
Do you wonder what a geologist does if they must "StayAtHome? Field work? NO. Collect more data? NO. Re-read your field notes? YES. Analyze data? YES. Draw the map, cross-sections, logs, and summaries? YES. Write the report? YES. (then they review, edit, re-write, and publish the report). WGNHS is doing all of those things #workingremotely. Our field work is on "pause" until it is safe; our project work continues. Read about those projects here: https://arcg.is/19eLuG
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyMar 31, 2020 @ 7:18am
Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Conference stars tomorrow 4/1. Online only. #StayHome
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyMar 24, 2020 @ 6:19pm
Here at WGNHS, we want to ensure that we are providing our audience with pertinent and informative content. That's why we are asking you (yes you!) to let us know what you'd like to see more of. In these unprecedented times, WGNHS wishes to support our viewers by catering to their interests. Be sure to click the link below and feel free to leave a comment!

https://poll.app.do/pg/what-would-you-like-to-see-more-of-2807101
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyMar 23, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Have you called your relatives lately? How about your great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents? In a paleontological milestone, scientists have finally uncovered what they believe to be the ancestor of all animal life on Earth. Read more below!

https://phys.org/news/2020-03-ancestor-animals-australian-fossils.html
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyMar 22, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Now that spring has officially sprung, the birds have begun to sing their songs. One bird you haven't heard? The Wonderchicken. Check out today's #WeekendRead to learn more about the mysterious ancient bird!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/science/wonderchicken-bird-fossil.html
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Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyMar 21, 2020 @ 11:02am
Maybe rocks can’t talk, but they certainly love to smile! #SaturdaySmile

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To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 our staff are working remotely until further notice. Thanks for your patience in this difficult time. Stay well.


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