UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater – August 31, 2020

UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater

August 31 – September 6, 2020

Good Morning,

This is an exciting week. On September 2nd, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will welcome students back to campus. Both teaching and learning (virtually and in-person) in the middle of a pandemic will be exciting challenges this year.

Stay safe out there, Badgers!

-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

Science Alliance meets virtually via Webex at 10:00 am Monday, August 31st. Email Liz Jesse ejesse2@wisc.edu to receive the link. The meetings are also be recorded and (will be) archived on https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/.

The draft agenda for August 31 includes:

  • Welcome
  • Guest: a representative from the Office of Youth Protection and Compliance (OYPC) will be here to discuss UW-Madison youth policy regarding virtual programming
  • Other announcements or topics

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.

Programming Events this week

  • Badger Talks Live: The Amish in Wisconsin – Mark Louden, Professor of German Linguistics. Tuesday, September 1 at Noon. https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/live
  • Virtual Badger Talk from Eagle, WI: Swedish Pancakes for Breakfast? Tuesday, September 1, 6:30-7:30PM. Email rsvplibraryprograms@gmail.com to register for the Zoom meeting.
  • Virtual Saturday Science Workshop with UW Space Place. September 5 at 10:00am. Check at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/#satworkshops
  • The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at UW–Madison, along with the other National Primate Research Centers, are hosting a virtual booth at SciFest All Access Sept. 16-23. More info at https://usasciencefestival.org/scifest/

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.

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

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.