Science Expeditions 2016 By the Numbers
Exploration Stations: 79
Destinations for Exploration: 25
Science Spectaculars: 12
Volunteers/Presenters: 600 (number calculated according to t-shirts)
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: 2305
Washburn Observatory: 60
School of Nursing: 300
Health Sciences Learning Center: 500
A HUGE thank-you from the Science Expeditions 2016 planning committee for a memorable weekend filled with discovery, hospitality, new experiences, joy...and weather. Pictures from the event are available via the UW-Madison Science Outreach Facebook page and the UWScienceAlliance Instagram account.
The UW-Madison Science Alliance received an e-mail that needed to be shared:
"I spent a wonderful day in Madison at UW Science Expeditions. I visited the activities at WID, the DC Smith and Birge Greenhouses, learned about insects at Russell Lab, and toured the dairy facilities. At every station, I saw enthusiastic volunteers and visitors. I witnessed children, parents, and grandparents learning together. As a grade school teacher, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to get ideas for classroom activities and lessons.Today I saw the Wisconsin Idea!"
-Boyd Roessler, teacher at Waukesha STEM Academy
Pencil in 3/31 - 4/2, 2017 for the 15th annual Science Expeditions...we already have some exciting ideas brewing...
2016 Guide and Timetable/Map
Get to know the people and places of your land-grant university as you explore 20+ Destinations for Exploration on campus!
Talk with scientists about their on-going research and develop/refine your science literacy as you interact with 70+ Exploration stations!
Click on the compass below for a list of current Exploration Stations
Satisfy your inquisitive side while watching science spectaculars and touring Madison science landmarks with field experts!
The Physics of Plasma - Wonders of Physics (WoP) Show (10AM, 12PM, 2PM), Chamberlin Hall (1150 University Avenue)
SPICE Chemistry Demonstration Show (11AM & 2PM), Chemistry Building, Room 1351 (1101 University Ave)
“Chasing the Ghost Particle” Planetarium Show (10AM-2PM), Sterling Hall Planetarium (475 N. Charter St.)
The Truly Remarkable Loon (Juggling Spectacular) (2PM-3PM), Signe Skott Cooper Hall (701 Highland Ave.)
Guided Exploration of Picnic Point (2PM-3:30PM), Lot 129 (2004 University Bay Drive)
Tour of the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program Facility (10AM-2PM), Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Ave.)
Spring Transitions Arboretum Walk (1PM-2:30), Arboretum Visitor Center (1207 Seminole Highway)