UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater – August 24, 2020

UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater

August 24-30, 2020

Good Morning,

As summer winds down and school districts begin gearing up for a (possible) virtual 2020-2021 school year, the task of converting in-person science outreach experiences to virtual experiences becomes even more important. Sharing science with Wisconsin may look a bit different this year, but the Wisconsin Idea signifies that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom – into the virtual world as well. Here we go…

-Liz Jesse (Biotechnology Center; and Division of Extension, Wisconsin 4-H)

Note: please visit https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/ for the updater archive.

Notable This Week

1.  Science Alliance meets virtually via Webex at 10:00 am Monday, August 24th. Email Liz Jesse ejesse2@wisc.edu to receive the link. The draft agenda for August 24 includes:

  • Welcome
  • Updates on science outreach programs
  • Develop a list of questions for the Office of Youth Protection and Compliance (OYPC) regarding youth protection and virtual programming; a representative from OYPC will be joining us at the August 31st meeting
  • Updates on re-opening of UW-Madison, of peer universities, and of Wisconsin K12 schools
  • Updates on virtual campus field trips
  • Other announcements or topics

2.  Please add your upcoming online programs or resources with learners of any ages to the list at http://science.wisc.edu/ and be sure to include program events in the calendar at http://today.wisc.edu and tag them with “Science” and any other appropriate tag.

3.  Programming Events this week

Five Powerful Routes to Promote Your Events:  The Updater newsletter (750 subscribers), the science.wisc.edu portal, the @sciencewiscedu Twitter feed (3.2K followers), the @UWMadisonScienceOutreach Facebook page, and the today.wisc.edu calendar.

4.  Add your news, requests and programming announcements to the Updater by emailing them to ejesse2@wisc.edu

5. Check out www.science.wisc.edu for more science activities! We’re delighted to help you promote your upcoming science outreach events.  Send a note to Liz Jesse at ejesse2@wisc.edu.

Or post your events to the @sciencewiscedu Twitter feed and to the @UWMadisonScienceOutreach Facebook page.