July 27, 2020
UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater
Here are a couple of lists of outdoor venues:
Outdoor Science Venues on Campus as Possible Partners in Programming
Lakeshore Nature Preserve, including the Lakeshore Path and Picnic Point
Eagle Heights, including The Woods, BioCore Prairie, and Community Gardens
Allen Centennial Garden
Campus Brass Plaques & Historic Sites
The Plaza at Union South and the plaza steps as a possible amphitheater
Camp Randall Memorial Park, including Memorial Arch
Alumni Park (including the Greek Theater amphitheater for outdoor seating)
Library Mall, including west-facing steps of Memorial Library and east-facing steps of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library
Henry Mall, and the steps at the Genetics Biotech Center as a small amphitheater
Weeks Hall Courtyard
Off-campus UW-Madison Outdoor Science Venues
West Madison Ag Research Station
OJ Noer Turfgrass Ag Research Station
Arlington Ag Research Station
Other Ag Research Stations around Wisconsin
Outdoor venues at some County Extension offices, especially for 4-H programs
Trout Lake Station
Notable This Week
b. Update on recent programs.
July 25, Saturday Science, Home Edition, 10 am
July 25, Virtual Saturday Science Workshop from UW Space Place, 10 am
c. Updates on re-opening of UW-Madison, of peer universities, and of Wisconsin K12 schools.
d. Discussion of UW-Madison policy this fall on face-to-face programming and videoconferencing programming with youth, including a presentation to the Community Partnership Organization and other similar networks.
e. Ideas for making outdoor science venues of the UW Campus a constellation of destinations for exploration. As long as our indoor venues are closed to the public, the university’s outdoor venues may provide a welcoming way we can engage in person with visitors while maintaining coronavirus precautions.
e. Other announcements or topics
f. Notes from last week’s meeting (July 20): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hJTPHC-m2kTsZGKv_J722xBfvEzMpFP6g24Jzn79iC0/edit
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