Changing Climate Changing Cultures

Changing Climate
Changing Cultures
Learn how one community found a unique
way to share stories about local impacts
of climate change and find out how you
can be a part of applying their model to
Central Wisconsin.
Cathy Techtmann, UW-Extension
environmental outreach specialist, will
share her experiences working with
a team developing a climate change
display, about environmental and
cultural impacts in the Lake Superior
region. The resulting display is housed at the Great
Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wis.
Their approach, the “Gikinoo’wizhiwe Onji Waaban”
(Guiding for Tomorrow) or G-WOW, provides an
integration of science and cultural knowledge to
explain how climate change is affecting both the
environment and people.
Following Cathy’s presentation the audience is
invited to discuss opportunities for creating a locallybased display for Central Wisconsin.
April 16, 2014
6 p.m.
Portage County
Annex Building
1462 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, Wis.
Free and open
to everyone
This presentation is brought to you by the G-WOW Initiative, a partnership between the University of
Wisconsin-Extension and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, US Forest Service,
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, and the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.