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Wisconsin's state fossil, Calymene celebra

The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been serving Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

April 10, 2021, 4:43 pm

UW Science Expeditions events are happening now! Be sure to check them out, and don't miss our DIY activity!

Don't miss it! The 2021 UW Science Expeditions are this weekend, April 9-11. Find WGNHS' at-home groundwater model activity here: https://wgnhs.wisc.edu/uw-science-expeditions-create-your-own-groundwater-model/

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April 9, 2021, 3:01 pm

Don't miss it! The 2021 UW Science Expeditions are this weekend, April 9-11. Find WGNHS' at-home groundwater model activity here: https://wgnhs.wisc.edu/uw-science-expeditions-create-your-own-groundwater-model/

For info on all the virtual events on everything from dinosaur bones to the human ... See more

April 8, 2021, 5:01 pm

To accompany WGNHS' groundwater activity in this weekend's #UWScienceExpeditions, we're highlighting some of our past research on water in Wisconsin! Check out Sue Swanson and Grace Graham's 2018 Wednesday Nite @ The Lab talk about Wisconsin springs: https://youtu.be/WQ0izzOZ1es

April 8, 2021, 3:01 pm

The 2021 UW Science Expeditions starts tomorrow, are you ready? WGNHS is offering a fun virtual activity where participants learn to make a DIY groundwater model! The UW–Madison Geology Museum will also be giving a talk tomorrow afternoon about dinosaur backbones.

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April 8, 2021, 12:00 pm

We're hiring! WGNHS is looking for a Project Geoscientist to do fieldwork, collect and review data, and assist with mapping. Applications are due April 22, 2021, and the position starts around July 1.

Details and to apply: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/508757/project-geoscientist

April 7, 2021, 10:00 pm

And just like that, #DayOfTheBadger 2021 is over! Thank you so much to those who donated, and we hope everyone enjoyed learning more about our work over the past 1848 minutes!

If you'd meant to donate but missed the deadline, don't fret! Our donation link still works, and you can contribute to ... See more

WGNHS OFFICES ARE CLOSED.

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. Read more...


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