Our Educational Outreach Posters have been created for folks of all ages interested in the world around them. The posters are appropriate in middle school curricula through introductory college courses, and also, of course, on the cabin wall. Artwork and text was prepared by Kandis Elliot, UW–Senior Artist Emerita, and by Museum students as special projects. Contributions from UW–Zoological Museum staff and adjunct experts assure information is biologically accurate. All store proceeds help purchase supplies and equipment for UWZM student activities. Posters are printed individually in the studio, using archival pigmented inks on premium heavy paper or exhibition-quality canvas.
183 species are illustrated life size. From the tiny Least Darter to the giant Lake Sturgeon, natives and exotics, they are all here, including some species that are just venturing into Wisconsin waters, and some that are sadly almost extinct. This 44 inch x 13 foot poster is printed with archival inks on exhibition quality canvas. Created by Kandis Elliot, UW Senior Artist Emerita. Photo references provided by John Lyons, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
44 x 158 inches
Wisconsin is home to both cave bats that are permanent residents, and tree bats that migrate south for the winter. All 9 species are valuable pest-control weapons—one bat can eat 1,200 insects a night! Cave bats are all endangered, mainly due to the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome. Printed with archival inks on Premium Luster 260 Photo paper
43 x 24 inches
Biologically, mussels and clams have their differences, but colloquially we call them all “clams.” We illustrate our 58 Wisconsin species, including exotics, at adult life size. Each species reveals its unique beauty, shape, and identifying features. Sadly, illustrations may be all you ever see of some of these vital environmental-health indicators. At least two species are considered extinct, and many more are threatened or endangered. This 44 inch x 10 foot poster is printed with archival inks on exhibition quality canvas.
44 x 120 inches
Little Fishes of Wisconsin
16 Families are represented by their smallest members. If you’ve ever gazed into a stream or shoreline, you probably saw these little guys as darting shadows. What’s the difference between minnows and shiners? Chubs and chubsuckers? We address these questions and provide other interesting tidbits about Wisconsin’s littlest fishes.
24 x 36 inches
The Pike Family
All 3 members of the Pike Family are aggressive predators. The Northern Pike and Muskellunge are highly sought-after game fish. The Pickerel rules in slow, warm waters and marshes.
24 x 44 inches
The Sucker Family
Illustrated at 80% life size.
Wisconsin has a lot of Sucker Family representatives, including Redhorse, Buffalo, Carpsuckers and Chubsuckers, as well as Suckers.We had to reduce them a little to fit them all on a manageable poster. Big lips and big scales are general features of these fishes.
24 x 60 inches
Great Lakes Migratory Fishes
The Clean Water Act of 1972 and recent dam removals have benefited fish species that undergo seasonal spawning runs up tributary streams along the shores of Great Lakes states. We have schooled river-run species from our Fishes of Wisconsin poster, and added one from Michigan, to create this poster featuring the 54 migratory fishes from the Great Lakes. Illustrated life size. This 44 inch x 10 foot poster is printed with archival inks on exhibition quality canvas.
44 x 120 inches