Tag: Center for Biodiversity

A ‘sign’ of dedication: Longtime employee Les Raduenz returns to see ‘his’ woods

Les Raduenz

A ceremony was held in spring to dedicate “Les Raduenz Woods,” a 22-acre forest/woodland south of Circle Drive across from the Office of Facilities Management. Raduenz returned to see the sign installed in his honor last week. Raduenz was a central figure in development of the Cofrin Arboretum and UW-Green Bay campus for 35 years […]

In the news: Kaspar collection at the Richter

The Richter Museum was recently featured in a story by WBAY. The Kaspar collection has made the Richter the home to the largest spider collection in Wisconsin. Watch “UW-Green Bay’s Richter Museum home to massive spider collection” here.

Kaspar (not Casper) is a ‘friendly’ addition to UW-Green Bay’s Richter Museum

Mike Draney with Kaspar Collection

It’s that time of year, again… when the talk of ghosts, goblins, spiders and things, make a person go “Ew!” At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, there’s a new “Casper” in town. Not the friendly-ghost-type. But to arachnophobes, it’s still scary. Very scary. UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity recently announced the donation of the […]

Faculty note: Robinson, Fermanich

Patrick Robinson (adjunct faculty ES&P, UWEX, office in Biodiversity center) and Kevin Fermanich (NAS, Environmental Science and Geoscience) were invited speakers at the International Joint Commission’s (ILC) science roundtable — “Great Lakes Successes and Challenges: What is a Healthy Lake Michigan to You?” Tuesday, Oct. 18. Four of the international commissioners were in attendance.

UWGB mourns passing of friend, Roy Lukes

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Roy Lukes, a dear friend and colleague to many UW-Green Bay faculty, staff and students during the past four decades died peacefully on Sunday, June 26. Roy and his wife Charlotte served for many years as caretakers of UW-Green Bay’s Toft Point Natural Area in Door County, where they led the formation of the Friends […]

Sprouting sustainability practices: UW-Green Bay student Tyler Delsart grows in SLO garden manager role

Tyler Delsart SLO Food

Nestled into the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Student Services Plaza, between the University Union and the Cofrin Library, is a quaint organic garden, complements of the student organization, “Sustainable, Local, and Organic (SLO) Food Alliance.” The guy with the trowel and a hose is likely student Tyler Delsart. SLO was created in 2008, when a […]

UW-Green Bay experts on anger and birds discuss Angry Birds

Ryan Martin, Bob How, and Angry Birds

UW-Green Bay professors Ryan Martin, Ph.D. (Psychology and Human Development) and Bob Howe, Ph.D. (Natural and Applied Sciences, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity) give their take on Angry Birds based on their respective areas of expertise — anger and birds. The Sony film Angry Birds soared to the number one spot at the box office on […]

Kaspar Spider Collection donated to UWGB

UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity announces the donation of a major spider collection to the Richter Museum of Natural History in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Prof. John “Jack” Kaspar, Ph.D. an arachnologist and biology professor at UW-Oshkosh for more than 30 years, amassed a collection of 10,000 spider specimens during his career, mainly from Wisconsin and the […]

UW-Green Bay heirloom vegetable plant sale is May 14th!

GREEN BAY — On your mark, get set, let’s garden! Thousands of plants are being grown in the Lab Sciences Greenhouse to be ready just in time for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale. The Natural and Applied Sciences department at UW-Green Bay is holding the event Saturday, May 14, at […]

Volunteers needed to prepare Heirloom Plant Sale

Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the annual Heirloom Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14. Leading up to the event, volunteers are needed to help transplant seedlings and print labels. All help is needed on a drop-in basis during those hours. No need to sign up. Parking is free in the Laboratory Sciences lot […]