The Citizen Scientist

Karen Oberhausen, UW–Madison Arboretum director (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)

Karen Oberhausen, UW–Madison Arboretum director (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW–Madison)

“If you walk the trails of the UW-Madison Arboretum this winter, you may cross paths with Karen Oberhauser. The Arboretum’s new director is on a mission to get to know every inch of the . . . facility, which includes tall grass prairies, savannas, wetlands, forests and gardens.

“‘I’m filling my phone with notes as I walk,’ Oberhauser says. She hopes to build connections between the Arboretum and researchers, utilize more citizen scientists, and expand the interface between residents and the ecological treasure.”

Read the full Isthmus story by Denise Thornton and Doug Hansmann, January 4, 2018

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