On Sunday, July 30, 2023 at Piece of Mined in Mayville, WI, Color in the Outdoors' Christopher Kilgour and Geologist Rudy Molinek took us on a journey through Wisconsin's frozen past in Carved by Ice, Shaped by Time: Wisconsin's Glacial Heritage, the first talk in the Wisconsin Academy's "A Time Traveler’s Tour of Wisconsin’s Geology" series. We learned about the different types of glaciers that covered the region and how these differences were caused by preexisting geologic formations, creating diverse landscapes across the state. We also discovered the impacts of cyclical glaciation on regional climate and ecology, as well as how to spot the glacial features that underly familiar Wisconsin locales from Lake Superior to Kettle Moraine and beyond.
Through informative visuals and engaging storytelling, attendees gained a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes and learned how glacial history and modern landscape are intimately linked. We also explored how the legacy of the Ice Age still influences the geography and ecosystems of the region today.
Thanks to the Wisconsin Academy donors, members, and the following event sponsors for their support:
The Time Traveling Through Wisconsin's Geology Series is sponsored by the Ice Age Trail Alliance and Color in the Outdoors