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Winter Lyceum (1 of 7)

Archeologist Tim Scarlett Presents "Abandoned Mines as Tools of Economic Revitalization: Converting Liabilities into Assets for Post-Mining Communities" In this talk, archeologist Dr. Timothy Scarlett of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Energy Transitions Lab (KETL) will explain the potential applications of evolving energy technologies and the ways in which heritage practices and policies can be key to future partnerships …

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Winter Lyceum (2 of 7)

A Panel of Regional Energy Experts Presents "Mining for Energy: The Story of Southwest Wisconsin's Electricity Journey" Listen as panelists from Badger Hollow Solar, RENEW Wisconsin, and the electricity transmission industry share updates on major renewable energy projects in the region, talk about why these projects are happening here, and discuss what impacts they have …

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Winter Pasty Sale Pick-up at Millenium Cinema Parking Lot

Winter Pasty Sale Pick-up To make pasty pick-up more convenient, this year's distribution will take place on March 4 as a drive-by curbside operation in the spacious outdoor area between A&W Restaurant and the Millennium Cinema at 111 Millennium Drive, Platteville. MORE DETAILS

Winter Lyceum (3 of 7)

Engineer Camie Platner Presents "EaglePicher's NASA Launch Silver Zinc Batteries: The Power Behind the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab Missions" Locally mined zinc in outer space? Since the beginning of the Space Age, EaglePicher silver zinc batteries have been trusted to power historical NASA launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab. Today, with more than …

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Winter Lyceum (4 of 7)

Engineer Mark Nussbaum Presents "Greening From the Ground Up: Integration of Ground Source Heat Pumps into Historic Buildings" This leading engineer specializing in historic properties and the integration of energy-efficient technologies will review the basic concepts of ground source heat pump systems, how they work to provide climate control for buildings, and what specific features …

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Winter Lyceum (5 of 7)

Biological Farmer Gary Zimmer Presents "Energy and Biological Farming: How Farmers Can Reduce Energy Use and Build Soil Carbon by Farming Differently" Renowned farmer, author, and biological farming consultant Gary Zimmer presents the farmer's role in energy conservation and carbon building. With incentives and guidance, farmers have a role in reducing energy use and impacting …

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Winter Lyceum (6 of 7)

Designer Aris Georges Presents "Nature Patterns: Generating Creative Energy Through Geometric Abstraction in the Tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin" Knowledge of using geometry and pattern as a language of composition has been developing for decades at Taliesin, the rural Driftless Area-based design studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, coming together for practice and creation …

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Winter Lyceum (7 of 7)

Kevin Watson Presents "Not So Easily Lead: From Weardale to Wisconsin with the Miners of the North Pennines" Just off one of the highest stretches of road in the north of England in a place called Killhope there stands an impressive wrought-iron water wheel. Nearly 34 feet in diameter and six feet wide, it stands …

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