Wisconsin Sea Grant is launching a new series of free, public talks called “The Lake Talks.” The talks will take place in communities on or near Lake Michigan and touch upon issues of importance to the Great Lakes. The first event will be held at the Neville Public Museum (210 Museum Place) in Green Bay, Wis. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The topic is “Setting Sail for Great Lakes Learning.” Admission to the Neville Museum is free for Brown County residents after 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, so area residents will be able to visit the museum and attend the talk for free.
“Setting Sail for Great Lakes Learning” will be a panel with time for audience questions. The speakers will be three educators who set sail from St. Ignace, Mich., in August 2019 aboard a replica 19th-century schooner, the Denis Sullivan. Over the course of six days, they sailed to Duluth, Minn., along with 13 other educators. Their main purpose was a shipboard science workshop focusing on Great Lakes ecology, water quality and awareness of tribal approaches to research and natural resource management. While engaging in a busy schedule of science activities, the educators were also expected to pull their weight as crew members sailing the three-masted schooner, from swabbing the deck to keeping watch at night. Attendees will hear from panelists about the challenges and high points of this unique voyage and how it enhanced their classroom instruction once they got home.
The panelists are: Kelly Koller, Howard-Suamico School District; Dave Landers, Pulaski Community Middle School; and Christina Dzwonkowski, conservation warden with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. All are welcome to attend this event. It will be of special interest to those with an interest in the Great Lakes, sailing, science (including citizen science efforts) and Ojibwe culture. Future installments of the Lake Talks will take place in Green Bay on May 28 at the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus, and on May 30 in Kenosha at Public Craft Brewing Co. Those events are also free and open to the public. More details will be released soon.
UW-Green Bay is contributing to organizing “Envision Change, Act Now” at the Neville Public Museum. Exhibiting now at the Museum are the award-winning works of creative writing and illustration by 23 Kindergarten through 12th grade students from Brown County.” The display will be available for viewing until Sunday, March 1, 2020. More via Neville Public Museum Showcasing ‘Envision Change, Act Now.’ Exhibit | Lakeshore News.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites everyone to the International Film Series for spring 2020. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. All films are free and open to the public. Films are unrated, but intended for a mature audience. The next film of the series is “Endless Letterpress,” and it will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Facing the deterioration of machines and the advances of new technologies, printing presses are increasingly closing their workshops. This documentary focuses on a group of young people who rediscover the greatest technical innovation in the history of the written word: the typesetting printing. This is presented by Jim Moran, Hamilton Woodtype Museum. For more information on the International Film Series or to see the full spring schedule, visit the Neville Public Museum Website.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites everyone to the International Film Series for spring 2020. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum. All films are free and open to the public. Films are unrated, but intended for a mature audience. The first film of the season is “Salt of the Earth” on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. It will be presented by Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History).
The film’s description: At New Mexico’s Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza, with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.
The Green Bay Film Society kicks off its 2020 season with a screening of the 2016 Indian film “Hotel Salvation” at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Prof. Gaurav Bansal (UW-Green Bay, Business) will introduce the film. The film follows Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, but Rajiv is burdened by the obligations he left behind. Eventually, both learn to appreciate each other and the world around them.
The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.
Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and Assistant Prof. Luis Fernandez (Music) will be participating in the STEAM Engine event at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, starting at 6 p.m. Prof. Martin will be speaking at the event, while Assistant Prof. Fernandez will be performing. STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The event is free and open to the public. Music and networking starts at 6 p.m., followed by presentations at 6:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to go until 8 p.m.
Prof. David Coury (Humanities) shares his insight on the best international films of 2018 in “The World On Film.” If you loved Roma, here are two other international films you should watch. Prof. Coury is director of the Green Bay Film Society, an International Film Series now in its 19th year, which screens international and independent films twice a month at the Neville Public Museum.
Albion College’s Prof. Nicolle Zellner, one of the American Astronomical Society’s Shapley Lecturers, will give three astronomy and geology talks in Green Bay next week:
- “50 Years Since Apollo: What We Learned About the Moon and Why We Should Go Back,” Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society meeting, Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 122/123. Free and open to the public.
- “Space Rocks: To the Moon – and Beyond!”, UW-Green Bay Geology Club Meeting, Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Mary Ann Cofrin (MAC) Hall, Room 208. Free and open to the public.
- Natural & Applied Sciences Seminar, “Impacts in the Earth-Moon System: What, When and Why Should We Care?”, Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 at 3:10 p.m. in UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Sciences (ES) building, Room 30. Free and open to the public.
The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Engine VIII event at the Neville Museum will be taking on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The STEAM Engine is an interactive event that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The events kick off at 6 p.m. with a short live music performance followed by presentations and Q & A. The social networking hour with soda, Titletown beer and popcorn rounds out the night. UW-Green Bay is a sponsor. Learn more.
UW-Green Bay Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor Harvey J. Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) will be introducing two shorts films from the 1940s and discussing Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech as part of the Green Bay Film Society’s International Film Series at the Neville Public Museum, this Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Prof. Kaye’s most recent book, “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great,” analyzes the social and historical context of the speech as well as Norman Rockwell’s visual representation of them. Kaye was then asked by Turner Classic Movies to select and present four films that represented each freedom. He’ll discuss the speech and two of those films as part of the series. The event is free and open to the public.