“Storying the Floods for Communities Impacted by Climate Change in Southwest Wisconsin”

Here’s a follow-up from Dr. Higgins’ presentation. This link includes some of the stories featured in Stories from the Flood: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/998220385b1f4ad085316bcae8d2a45e?fbclid=IwAR0F_9CZScwz_1SqqyzoI-3jtFvYWoULNigM91_g1ValBcsRS_FlLdwv98A

Dr. Margot Higgins will discuss the topic of climate refugees in Wisconsin with a case study in the Kickapoo River watershed which has experienced unprecedented flooding in the last decade. She will share her experiences working with UWL students on an oral history project: “Stories From the Floods.” These stories highlight the devastation and loss but also creativity and strength in local communities as they deal with global change.

Margot Higgins is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Sustainability and Environmental Studies Program at UW-L who worked with her students on the Stories From the Floods Project. She will ski the 50k Birkebeiner for the 5th time this year, and thus describes herself as a “person who welcomes and celebrates winter!” She also enjoys bicycle touring, gardening, and singing in a local Eastern European polyphonic choir called Ember.

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