July 23-25, 2013
Spend your mornings learning to read the landscape, understand its past, live its present and anticipate its future in the rich ecosystems of the Fox Valley, where natural phenomena seduce your spirit and transfix your mind. Field walks, plant identifications and stimulating discussions heighten your appreciation of nature.
Then, enjoy a leisurely lunch discussing the scientific and cultural dimensions of wine while indulging in some delectable wine tasting sessions.
Transportation to walks and wine tastings included.
Nicholas Maravolo has published widely in botany during a more than 40-year tenure as professor of biology at Lawrence University. He has taught courses in Biodiversity and Vegetation of Wisconsin and served as a consultant for a wide range of environmental concerns. His fieldwork has taken him to the Pacific Rim, Central and South America, and Europe, as well as the American West. He has also taught wine science and appreciation to a variety of audiences and has traveled the world to experience the ambience and tastes of various wine countries.