War stories, bird watching, memory and aging, heroin in Waupaca and black settlers in Wisconsin will be featured in Winchester Academy’s upcoming series.
Free and open to the public, Winchester Academy programs are held on Monday evenings in the lower level the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The doors open at 6 p.m., with coffee and cookies served until the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Programs last about an hour, with opportunities for questions and discussion. The site is handicapped accessible.
The following programs are scheduled for the Winter/Spring 2016 series:
Feb. 1: Philip Peterson, citizen-scientist, will discuss “Pope Lake State Natural Area: An Educational Resource on the Upper Chain.”
Feb. 8: Susan Brewer, history professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will present “War Stories: American Propaganda, History, Legacies.”
Feb. 22: Alan Haney, retired dean of natural resources at UW-Stevens Point, will describe “Jewels of Nature: Delightful Birds I Have Known.”
Feb. 29: Peter Peregrine, anthropology professor at Lawrence University, will present “Americans are WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic).”
March 7: David Bailey, associate professor of biology at St. Norbert College, will explain “Memory and the Aging Brain.”
March 14: J. Val Klump, professor with the UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes Water Institute, will discuss “The Great Lakes: Their Future, Our Responsibility.”
April 4: Detective Sgt. Brian Hoelzel, with the Waupaca Police Department, will present “Heroin and Your Life.”
April 18: Victoria Tashjian, history professor at St. Norbert College, will discuss “African-American Settlement in 19th Century Northeast Wisconsin.”
April 25: Kevin Knopp, Waupaca visual artist and musician, will present “The Wanderings of a Flyover Piano Tuner.”
Winchester Academy is a non-profit Waupaca organization administered by a volunteer board. Through financial support from individual donors, Winchester brings educational programs to the community on a wide range of topics from art to zoology. Recognizing that the love of learning continues throughout life and outside of school walls, Winchester gives scholars and other specialists a forum for sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise.