Tag: Richter Natural History Museum

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: Erdmann is featured speaker

Tom Erdman, Curator of the Richter Museum of Natural History, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity was the featured, inaugural speaker for a new monthly speaker series sponsored by the Oconto County Historical Society at the Beyer Home and Carriage Museum at Oconto, recently. Erdman spoke on the history of Carl Richter, longtime Oconto resident, his family, […]

Prof. Mike Draney guest speaks on WPR

UWGB Prof. Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio last week (July 13th), to discuss the major spider donation to the Richter Museum of Natural History in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The 10,000 specimens came from Professor John “Jack” Kaspar PhD, an arachnologist who had been collecting and researching the […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is white, descends from the skies, and a welcome sight in October?

Not snow flakes. Snowy owls. Formerly a rare visitor to Wisconsin and the Lower 48, in recent winters the large Arctic birds have been showing up around here in increasing numbers. This year, well in advance of the first snows, researchers have already documented at least 30 “snowies” in Wisconsin, including a half dozen locally […]

High schools to share research at Tuesday’s watershed symposium

Nearly 100 students and teachers from participating Northeastern Wisconsin high schools will spend the day on the UW-Green Bay campus Tuesday (April 14) for the 12th annual Student Watershed Symposium. The symposium brings together the high schoolers and UW-Green Bay faculty researchers who partner on monitoring the health of the Fox River basin through the […]

Snowy owl tracker received his training from Richter’s Erdman

Snowy owls have been capturing the attention of birders in Northeast Wisconsin. The owls spend their summers near the Arctic Circle, moving south in the winter, but usually not this far south. NPR has an expansive story about tracking these mystery birds, and an astute listener found a UW-Green Bay tie. UWGB alumnus Dave Brinker […]

Plentiful pelicans: Richter Museum’s Erdman talks birds with Fox 11 News

Members of your Log news team had noticed, but not given much thought to, the sizeable number of pelicans hanging out near the Fox River Dam in De Pere. It turns out the birds are part of a pelican resurgence in our area, as UW-Green Bay’s Tom Erdman explained in a Fox 11 News story […]

In pictures: Little learners love the Richter Museum

About 100 local second-graders got to experience the fun of hands-on science last month when they toured the Richter Museum of Natural History on campus. Museum Curator Tom Erdman hosted three classes over three days, showing and telling about the numerous animal specimens the museum contains. Remarked one teacher, “they all want to be scientists […]