- Delta variant and youth programming policies
- Opportunities to partner (also, see Points 3 and 8 below)
- Other announcements or topics
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- The UW Now Livestream. September 14 at 7 pm. TBD
- Remember to Post your science outreach events and to Check for other events presented online and available to all at http://today.wisc.edu/events/tag/science
7. Upcoming Lineup for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab online by zoom starting at 7pm Central. WN@TL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year.
Register at go.wisc.edu/240r59 Schedule and descriptions at https://science.wisc.edu/wednesday-nite-at-the-lab
See below for email from NRI (Natural Resources Institute) Director Tricia Gorby about opportunities at Upham Woods. Tricia (email@example.com) can likely answer any questions you have, or you can put them in the google sheet (linked in email).
Carsyn Ames (she/her)
Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey
3817 Mineral Point Road Madison, WI 53705
Good afternoon all!
As we head into this challenging year for programming and staffing, I wanted to reach out to you about an opportunity to help support Upham Woods if at all possible. This is just to inquire about interest right now.
Strictly voluntary, we are asking if any of our NRI affiliated staff/faculty would be willing to join our Upham educators for a half a day/day in support of hosting a school group (or one of our youth conservation days) at Upham and offer to lead a smaller group(s). Bird/wildlife walk, tree/plant walk, water sampling, invasive species (terrestrial or aquatic), insects, local geology hike, etc. There will be teachers with the groups and we are serving the role as the program educators. I would not expect you (your colleagues/staff) to create something new, but if there is a program ready that would be suitable for an outdoor school group, we would love help! We can offer housing overnight for folks if needed in our dorms and you will have a chance to spend time becoming acquainted with our new welcome center (bonus!). Perhaps this is a new audience you could add to your program portfolio this year? I realize that you and your staff are all are incredibly busy with your programs, so no pressure to participate though! We will help match school intended learning objectives with what we can offer of course.
Here are some of the initial dates (rough group sizes). We may be adding a few more, as Jennifer received a flurry of interest recently.
10/12 (98) – Youth Conservation Day (tentative date)
Please let us know if you have interest or know of others who may be well-suited to assist this fall. I have created a Google Sheet with dates and spaces for you to add names, topics/program focus, and questions. My hope is that this also offers the opportunity for us all to learn more about Upham Woods and the site and to create opportunities for collaborative programming, outreach events, meetings, and classes, etc.!
Tricia A. Gorby, PhD
Director, Natural Resources Institute
Division of Extension at UW-Madison
432 N Lake St
Madison, WI 53706
For General Public:
Bioenergy done right can be a climate-friendly way to power the world. Scientists at the Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center are finding ways to develop clean energy systems that benefit society and the environment, from diverse ecosystems to healthy waterways, soil, and air. Join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 6pm Central Time to hear from the researchers who are making bioenergy’s promises a reality. Register for the event!
Infrastructure, Transportation and Justice
The way we get from place to place touches every aspect of our lives, from the burdens of commuting to the access we have to basic services like health care and food. And it’s inextricably linked to the climate crisis, as transportation makes up more than a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Join us virtually on Tuesday, September 28th from 4:30–6:00 p.m. to learn about initiatives in Wisconsin and around the world that are focused on making transportation equitable, clean, and safe. REGISTER HERE
KidWind Educator Workshops
The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program are excited to bring the KidWind Educator Workshop to formal and non-formal educators in communities
across Wisconsin. Join us at one of the scheduled workshops and learn how to
explore the power of wind and solar with your students! You’ll take home a kit of ready-to-use materials and curriculum.
KidWind Coaches’ Happy Hours
Preparing for the 2022 KidWind Challenge or looking to learn more? Join us for a happy hour to chat with other coaches and share ideas. KidWind advisors and organizers will be on hand to answer your questions – from engineering and design tips and tricks, to FAQ about the registration process and what to expect on Challenge Day. Come for the whole hour or just a portion and BYO beverage of choice.
November 18, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Central. REGISTER HERE
January 13, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Central. REGISTER HERE
Climate Action Simulation Game for Educators
November 4th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm Central
As global leaders gather in Glasgow to reinvigorate their climate pledges during the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, you too can get a taste of the policy and diplomacy decisions involved in limiting global warming to no more than 1.5° C. Join us on November 4th for a highly interactive, role-playing game. You will negotiate a climate deal to address one of the greatest human and environmental challenges of this century, and you’ll walk away with the resources to bring this experience back to your own classroom.
For more information:
Wisconsin Energy Institute | Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
1552 University Ave, Madison WI, Room 2160
University of Wisconsin–Madison
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