- Welcome by Allison Bender of Wisconsin Energy Institute
- Presentation by Reba Luiken of Allen Centennial Garden on the work of and plans for the Garden
- Other announcements or topics
- Next Meeting: Sept 27 at 10am; Rachel Ancheta, the Girls Inc STEM Coordinator at the Goodman Community Center, will be the featured presenter
If so, this is the opportunity for you!
The ROSE STEM Fellows Program is coordinated by Edgewood College and involves several schools and community centers in Madison. I have volunteered as a Science Advocate with the program for the past 4 years. I work with one community center and collaborate with them to empower their staff as well as parents to become science leaders. My role is helping them to feel comfortable with science topics and to connect them with science resources. This past year, we focused on COVID, viruses and vaccines and helped families to understand the science so that they could make informed decisions. I would be glad to communicate with anyone interested to provide more details about the program. Please see attached.
Badger Talks is pleased to announce the opening of the in-person speaker request system! Thank you for your virtual requests over the past several months. We will continue to also offer this opportunity for Wisconsin businesses and organizations who prefer to host speakers virtually at their upcoming event.
It is our goal to bring the University of Wisconsin – Madison to you to help spark ideas and conversations on topics important to your community. Whether you want to hear about the history of the Amish, improve communication in your workplace, or learn about the latest ground-breaking health care research, Badger Talks boasts a roster of 400 UW experts ready to give talks around Wisconsin.
The process is simple: explore our list of categories, or search for speakers/topics using keywords via the search bar; then submit an online talk request. Wisconsin businesses, clubs and organizations are welcome to request up to two talks per calendar year. Please contact us if you would like assistance with identifying a speaker who matches your organization’s interests.
Services are provided at little to no cost for organizations and businesses in Wisconsin in support of The Wisconsin Idea and as part of the UW Connects program housed in the Office of State Relations.
Questions? Feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Badger Talks Live: – https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/live & https://badgertalks.wisc.edu/events/
- Tuesday, September 21, Noon Central Time, “Elegy for an Undiscovered Species” featuring Johannes Wallmann, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies
- Friday, September 24, Noon Central Time, “The Many Faces of a Life in Music” featuring Dan Grabois, Associate Professor of Horn
6. Upcoming Lineup for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab online by zoom starting at 7pm Central. WN@TL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year.
We have resumed live presentations in Room 1111 Genetics Biotech Center.
You can also tune in by zoom. Register at go.wisc.edu/240r59
See the Schedule in pdf format (attached) and read the descriptions at https://science.wisc.edu/wednesday-nite-at-the-lab.
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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Star Party Dates: Talks start @ 7PM, come earlier for family activities
Saturday, October 16, 2021
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Edgewood College follows State of Wisconsin current recommendations regarding masking and social distancing in response to COVID-19.