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Exhibit Opening

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Date: July 15, 2013
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Exhibit Opening on July 19: "Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond"

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Beginning on July 19, explore the challenges and potential impacts of climate change through the artwork on display in a temporary exhibit at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

"Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond" is an exhibit featuring a presentation of art and science through painting, sculpture, and poetry. This temporary presentation brings back together the stunning creations of 15 artists, which were displayed as the "Paradise Lost" art exhibit at 14 different Midwest venues between 2007 and 2009, and combines them with photographs of impacts occurring today in America's National Parks.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the visitor center. The exhibit will be available for viewing from 9:00 to 5:00 daily from Saturday, July 20 through Saturday, October 5, 2013.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a special program on the impact of climate change on brook trout will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will focus on the search for strategies for protecting and restoring habitat for brook trout and other native species in the Namekagon River. Patrick Shirey, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame, will provide perspectives from ecology, history, and law during his talk.

The St. Croix River Visitor Center is located at 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.Admission is free.

Did You Know?

a face profile seemingly formed by a rock wall

The Old Man of the Dalles is one of the many features visitors can see looking at the rocks in the Dalles, or rocky gorge, of the St. Croix River. A great way to view these rocky features, as well as St. Croix NSR, is from the water in a boat or a canoe.