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Norm Lasca

About Norm Lasca

Geology & Glaciology Presenter

Biography

Norm is Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Michigan. Widely traveled, he has worked extensively in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic areas surrounding the Arctic Ocean since 1961, and in Antarctica since the 1990s. He is a widely published scholar and editor whose expertise lies in Earth-surface processes, especially those related to river systems and glaciation.
 
Since 1991, he has guided and delivered inspiring presentations for Quark on expeditions throughout the Polar Regions. Norm’s research has dealt with glacial geology of the Great Lakes Region, with erosion problems in the US National Forests, and with glaciation/deglaciation in Greenland, Norway and Russian Siberia. At the University, Norm is responsible for a program to keep Middle School children interested in science. He serves on national and international geological commissions, on non-profit boards and on technical advisory committees for various municipal and state agencies. He is a licensed Professional Geologist and Professional Hydrologist, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. In addition to his geologic work, his interests include ornithology and Arctic botany.