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Scott Spoolman, Author of “Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History”
June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History, science writer Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. The author tells stories of events and processes that shaped Wisconsin’s landscapes, including volcanic eruptions, invasions by ancient seas, crushing glaciers, and centuries of erosion. The book includes one or more trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history up close for themselves. Wisconsin State Parks was the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s best-selling title in 2018.
Scott Spoolman is a science writer who has focused on the environmental sciences, especially those stories of natural science and the environment related to Wisconsin and surrounding states. He grew up in northern Wisconsin. After earning a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, he worked for several years as an editor in the publishing industry, specializing in textbooks and other educational materials. Since 1996, he has worked as a freelance writer for a variety of outlets and has co-authored several editions of a series of environmental science textbooks.