Year of the Environment Jordahl Public Lands Lecture – Oct 10


Thursday, October 10
7-9 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI

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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nelson Institute and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating Earth Day every day during the Year of the Environment. This special year-long celebration will feature lectures, films, performances, and special events that will honor the legacy of Earth Day founder and Nelson Institute namesake, Gaylord Nelson, while expanding the Institute’s mission to inspire and educate the next generation of environmental leaders. To learn more visit

Join us for this special storytelling event that will feature diverse voices sharing personal stories about the importance of public lands. From stewardship to recreation, be a part of this meaningful discussion that will highlight public lands and the impact they have on our lives.


Althea Berstein, 18 year old, EMT
James Mills, Fellow of the Mountain & Wilderness Writing Program, and recipient of the Paul K. Petzoldt Award for Environmental Education
Curt Meine, a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Center for Humans and Nature; a Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation
Ali Muldrow, co-executive director of GSAFE, an organization for LGBTQ+ youth
Jackson Nesbit, an 8th grade student at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wis.
Bill L. Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Deer Clan Member, Tribal Historic Preservation member, and Officer Cultural Resources Division Manager
Bud Jordahl Public Lands Lecture

Thursday, October 10
7-9 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI (map)