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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The Ledge - Walk back in time...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 7 PM
Room UC 114 WU-Fond du Lac


Colorado has its Rockies, California its coastline, Alaska has Denali. But what does Wisconsin have? Lots of things, but quite notable and visible here in Fond du Lac County is our piece of the Niagara Escarpment. Better known locally as "the Ledge", this geologic formation is not only older than the Rockies, longer than the California coast, and was built in climates much more tropical than you will ever find on Denali, it is a unique formation that brings richness and interest to the Badger State and beyond.

Interested in more? Come to the Feb. 17 education program by Ted Eischeid titled: The Ledge - Walk back in time... Learn the significance and beauty of the Niagara Escarpment, so close it's visible from the Gottfried Arboretum. Leave with tips on how to start a new year of discovery on the Ledge, literally your backyard.

Ted is a recently retired science teacher in Fond du Lac. Even though he is in the process of a new adventure moving to Alaska, his love and enthusiasm for the Niagara Escarpment will be just what you need to explore this unique part of your Wisconsin!
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