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Date: 1978 

Description: Students at Wausau West High School involved in an innovative science project that studied energy consumption and pollution of the Wisconsin River.

Photograph

Arbor Day

Date: 1997-05 

Description: Arbor Day activities for school children at Theresa Fireman's Park: a light lunch, a slide presentation, and the planting of two trees.

Photograph

Bill Voelker

Date: 1997-07 

Description: Bill Voelker, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Educator and Naturalist, poses near DNR building located between Mayville and Horicon.

Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

Book or Pamphlet

Gaylord Nelson Newsletter

Date: 1970-05 

Description: The front page of "The Gaylord Nelson Newsletter" announcing Earth Day 1970, with the headline "Mass Movement Begins".

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This quadrangle collection of maps, meaning geological surveys, shows sections of central and northern Wisconsin. The maps include a quadrangle index map.T...

Magazine or Periodical

Earth Day Advertisement

Date: 1970-04 

Description: Fundraising advertisement for the Environmental Teach-In on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The first sentence reads: "A disease has infected our country."...

Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: Waist-up studio portrait of naturalist, conservationist, and writer John Muir.

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Nelson sits in a canoe and looks out over the water around the Apostle Islands.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of men holding up a banner depicting ducks in a marsh. There is a "Support Ducks Unlimited" poster in the background underneath a silhouette...

Date: 1959-08-27 

Description: A new 4-cent postage stamp honors the American soil conservation effort by showing various phases of soil conservation. Shown (L-R) are Russell Silverwood,...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Group portrait of fifteen members of the Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation, sponsors of an anti-pollution meeting to prohibit dumping of sewage...

Date:  

Description: Six-man crew at Camp Mercer looking for ribes (gooseberries), a stage essential for the transmission of blister rust to white pines, working in a marsh are...

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Elevated view of members of the audience attending a meeting sponsored by the newly incorporated Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation. The meeting...

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Gaylord Nelson participates in a canoe trip down the Namekagon River in an effort to protect the river under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Five teen boys stand ankle deep in Black Earth Creek (west of Cross Plains) while working together to build a conversion dam in the creek bed. The boys are...

Magazine or Periodical

"Environmental Action" Cover Design

Date: 1970-03-03 

Description: The cover design of the magazine "Environmental Action: April 22" featuring a line drawing of multititudes of people clinging to and falling off of the Ear...

Photograph

Arbor Day Group

Date: 2000-05 

Description: Group of students at Theresa Fireman's Park for Arbor Day activities.

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