Wonders of WI Winter Webinar Series Offered to Area Families

The winter of 2020/21 started out mild and relatively dry in our area, but then switched gears to some snow and colder weather.  As you and your family adjusted to the winter weather changes, did you wonder how it might affect wildlife and plants?  Or conversely, do you want to know more about how our area’s native wildlife species adapt and adjust to winter conditions so that they can survive?

The Marinette and Oconto offices of UW-Madison, Division of Extension are offering a four-part webinar series to answer these precise questions.  The free webinars will be offered on four consecutive Thursday evenings, February 18 through March 11.  Each evening’s webinar will begin at 6:30 and last for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on questions.  The discussion will be family oriented and meant to engage learners of all ages.

Aimee Elkins and Scott Reuss, 4-H and Agriculture/Horticulture Educators for the two counties, will lead the discussion.  They will present a synopsis of each evening’s discussion, give examples of local wildlife/plants that utilize those survival methods, and make sure that all participants have access to resources that provide even more detail, if interested.  The four session’s topics are:

February 18:  Hibernation

February 25:  Dormancy

March 4: Migration

March 11: Torpor & Adaptation

Although these are free sessions, pre-registration by noon of the day of the program is required so that attendees can receive the event links and resource materials.  Please register by going to tinyurl.com/LO932MMA or visit either the Oconto or Marinette County Extension offices’ webpages, or e-mail Aimee Elkins at aimee.elkins@wisc.edu to receive the registration link.  If you have questions about the events, you can either e-mail as above, or call 715-732-7510.

An EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

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