Nelson Institute student captures second place in legendary Birkebeiner ski race
February 25, 2013
Luby, at left, placed second in the women's division
of the 2013 American Birkebeiner Classic. Photo:
Darlene Prois/American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Claire Luby, who is pursuing the Nelson Institute Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment, placed second in the women's division of the 54-kilometer American Birkebeiner Classic on Feb. 23.
The legendary “Birkie” is North America's largest, most prestigious cross-country ski race, held annually in Hayward, Wis., with more than 10,000 participants.
The Birkebeiner tradition was celebrated as part of the Climate Wisconsin: Stories from a State of Change project, a 12-part series to support teaching and learning about climate change in Wisconsin. The videos, produced by Finn Ryan for Wisconsin's Educational Communications Board, highlight expected climate change impacts in a diversity of realms ranging from public health to farming and from recreational fishing to Great Lakes shipping.