Educational Programs

The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum provides monthly environmental education programs. Most programs are held at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac campus and run about an hour unless otherwise noted.

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Native Landscaping, a Historical Overview from Jens Jensen to Contemporary Landscape Applications and Issues

Stephen McCarthy
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7pm
Room UC114-UW-FDL


Jens Jensen was at the forefront of the Prairie School landscape movement which emphasized the use native plants in artistically designed settings inspired by nature.  We'll take a close look at some of projects he designed, discuss his role in early conservation efforts, and also learn about his folk school, The Clearing.

Stephen McCarthy has practiced landscpe architecure with a focus on native landscape restorationfor the past 37 years. He has served as landscape architect for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and manages the Greenseams land acquisition program which has preserved 3000 acres of wetlands, riparian corridors, and forested areas.
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