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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.

The Fishes of Wisconsin

Bats of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Freshwater Mussels and Clams

More Fishes

Great Lakes Migratory Fishes

Fishes of Wisconsin

Fishes of Wisconsin Poster

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
$150

Bats of Wisconsin PosterBats of Wisconsin

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
$30

Wisconsin Freshwater Mussels and Clams

Wisconsin Freshwater Mussels and Clams Poster
Wisconsin Freshwater Mussels and Clams

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
$125

More Fishes

We’ve schooled our fishes into smaller groups for Fish Family aficionados, and folks with smaller walls.
Printed with archival inks on Premium Luster 260 Photo paper

Little Fishes of Wisconsin

Little Fishes of Wisconsin Poster

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
$25

The Sunfish Family

The Bass Family Poster

This could also be called the Bass Family, because it includes the well-known Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. It also includes the bluegill, the “first fish” of many a young angler.
24 x 36 inches
$25

The Perch Family

The Perch Family Poster

Yellow Perch and Walleye are well-known members of this family, but so are 15 little Darters, many of which are Wisconsin’s most colorful fish.
18 x 36 inches
$25

The Pike Family

The Pike Family Poster
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
$30

The Catfish Family

The Catfish Family Poster

An array of “whiskers” and fin spines make catfish immediately recognizable, from the huge Flathead and prevalent Bullheads, to the tiny Madtoms.
24 x 36 inches
$25

The Gar Family

The Gar Family Poster

We included the spotted gar, an occasional southern visitor, among these stealth hunters. Warming waters may bring several more southern species of fishes into the state.
18 x 44 inches
$25

The Salmon Family

Salmon family Poster

Illustrated at 80% life size.
Our most important game and commercial fishes are represented in the Salmon Family. We included all of Wisconsin’s introduced species, and a few of our rarest such as the Black Cisco, now probably extinct due to overfishing.
24 x 60 inches
$50

The Sucker Family

The sucker family poster

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
$50

The Minnow Family

The Minnow Family Poster

Minnows, Shiners, Dace and other groups in this family are the major food source for nearly all of Wisconsin’s predatory fishes. It may surprise some folks to see that the Carp and Goldfish are also “minnows.”
28 x 36 inches
$25

Great Lakes Migratory Fishes

migratory fishes of the great lakes poster

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
$120