UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater
August 24-30, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link. The draft agenda for August 24 includes:
- 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
- Badger Talks Live: Growing Fruit in Wisconsin – Amaya Atucha, Assistant Professor and Fruit Crop Extension Specialist. Tuesday, August 25 at Noon. https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/live
- Virtual Saturday Science Workshop with UW Space Place. August 29 at 10:00am. Check at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/#satworkshops
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or post your events to the @sciencewiscedu Twitter feed and to the @UWMadisonScienceOutreach Facebook page.