Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail

Wauwatosa West High School | Milwaukee, WI

More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted the landscape across Wisconsin. As the glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique features like tunnels, lakes and drumlins. Students at Wauwatosa West High School examined how The Ice Age Trail, a thousand-mile scenic footpath that allows visitors to explore this unique landscape, is being preserved by National Park Service volunteers.

Produced by Angelina Rueda, Theresa Toohill, Daniel Toohill, Nathaniel Schultz, and Eleanor Sear at Wauwatosa West High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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