Scott Spoolman is a writer specializing in stories of science and the environment in his home state of Wisconsin. His 2018 book, Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History, provides a perfect entry point into our state’s natural and geologic history. Spoolman will present a free program at the Mercer Public Library on Thursday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.
In Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History, Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight state parks and forests where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history is on display. He 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.
The program is free and open to all, and copies of the book will be available for sale. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366 or visit www.mercerpubliclibrary.org.