Fighting Extinction

UW–Madison Presents: Fighting Extinction

September 27 - 6:30PM - 9:00PM
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Cost: $10

In the 50 years since the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies was founded at UW–Madison, the environmental movement has transformed our lives. The next 50 years may determine the fate of our planet.

Join us at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park to learn about the institute’s big plans to stop the threat of extinction to nearly one million species — and how you can help. The evening will begin with a reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, followed by conversations with key Badger experts and closing with a private show, Habitat Earth: Living in a Connected World,  in the Morrison Planetarium.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Robbins ’89 — dean of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Russ Feingold ’75 — distinguished visiting lecturer, UW–Madison International Division African Studies Program, and former U.S. senator
  • Ellen Hamingson MS’07 — general natural resources manager and biological scientist
  • Chad Wilsey MS’05 — vice president, Conservation Science at National Audubon Society

RSVP by September 24.

Cost includes validated parking, food, and beer and wine.

Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome.

Questions? Contact Kelsey Dodson at or call 1-608-308-5249.

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