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Services / Resources: Nature and the Environment

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Phyllis Donner Aquarium

The children's department at MCPL Wausau features a 650-gallon saltwater aquarium with a living coral reef and more than 30 species of tropical fish and other marine life.  The tank was built by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing of Las Vegas and was funded by a donation from the estate of Phyllis Donner, a Wausau resident. Inhabitants of... (read more)

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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries. 

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GreenFILE

GreenFILE

Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.  Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Content covers global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable practices, renewable energy and recycling. Key journals include: Agriculture, ecosystems & Environment, Conservation... (read more)

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Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

National Weather Service

(NOAA) A wealth of current and historical weather and climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Includes resources for students and educators.

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Private Forest Lands Open for Public Recreation

Through the Managed Forest Law (MFL) and Forest Crop Law (FCL) programs, some private forest lands are open to the public for recreational purposes. This web mapping tool from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can help you find which lands are now available.

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