16 May 2022
Graduation weekend was fabulous with splendid weather on Friday and Saturday and then topped off with a full eclipse of the moon last night.
The end of the academic year also signals the transition for UW Science Alliance to shift from weekly to monthly meetings.
So we will not be meeting today. Our next meeting will be at a special place and at a special time: Monday June 6 at noon at the Terrace.
PS: due to illness, Wednesday Nite @ The Lab this week (May 18) will be by zoom only, at go.wisc.edu/240r59. We will not be hosting a live in-person event this week; it will be by zoom only.
===Coming Up This Week and This Month
1. During the summer, Science Alliance meets episodically. We are not meeting today.
Our next meeting is Monday June 6 at the Terrace.
As with the #Updater, the Science Alliance meeting notes are also archived on https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/.
2. Recurring Programming Events coming this week and soon.
Weekly Reminder: Please Post your science outreach events and Check for Other Science Events presented online and available to all at http://today.wisc.edu/events/tag/science
• Saturday Science Workshops at UW Space Place. Saturdays at 10am at UW Space Place, in the lower level of The Atrium at The Village on Park, 2300 S. Park Street, Madison, WI. Check at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/#satworkshops for the summer schedule.
• Wednesday Nite @ The Lab Public Science Series every Wednesday night, 50 times a year, at 7pm CT by zoom (go.wisc.edu/240r59) or in person in Room 1111 Genetics Biotech Center, 425 Henry Mall, Madison WI.
Please note: due to illness, and due to the fact that our student hourlies are all on vacation for the next several weeks, WN@TL will be by zoom only this week.
Please do not come to the Biotech Center on May 18; please tune in to the zoom by going to go.wisc.edu/240r59.
This week Amy Paulios of UW Health Orthotics & Prosthetics speaks on “Back on Two Feet: Restoring Ambulation with Lower Limb Prosthetics.”
3. UW Science Outreachers are invited to participate in Madison’s 2022 Kujichagulia Juneteenth and Healing Labs:
June 18 for the min Junetheenth event, and also several other neighborhood events throughout June.
4. Calumet County “Festival of Fun” on Saturday October 1 in Chilton at the Calumet County Courthouse.
UW-Madison’s Calumet County 4-H invites 50-minute hands-on science presentations, with sessions available at 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00 for 4-H Cloverbuds (grades K-2) and then also sessions at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 for older 4-H members (grades 3-8).
5. Wisconsin 4-H Fall Forum Runs November 4-6 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids.
6. Family Science Nights: Sign Up Here to Volunteer — https://tinyurl.com/UW-FamilyScienceSignup
This spring we have a number of schools and community centers that are scheduling virtual and in-person Family Science Nights (FSN) this semester.
Many of the currently scheduled events are later in the semester. We recognize that we will all have to be flexible in this uncertain time. We will follow the rules of each school or community center, some of which require proof of volunteer vaccination. See signup form for details.
As always, you can sign up for one or more event on our signup form.
Several other events will be added shortly, so please check back on the form over time.
I’m happy to answer questions or guide people in choosing activities to present.
Thanks for your past participation. Stay safe everyone,
Dept of Genetics
7. Invitation: Share Your Science in the 4-H Youth Tent at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days July 12-14 in Clark County
As some of you may know, Clark County is hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days July 12-14 on Roehl Acres Farm near Loyal, just northwest of Marshfield in central Wisconsin.
Please consider coming to share your science by hosting a hands-on Exploration Station in the 4-H Youth Tent. You can participate for one, two or three days.
The 4-H Youth tent will be a great way to connect UW-Madison science research programs with Wisconsin 4-H youth and adult volunteers from all over central Wisconsin.
I’d be happy to respond to any questions or suggestions. I’ve been participating in Farm Tech Days since 1992, and for me there’s nothing like getting to chat with people at an Exploration Station in a big-top tent in a hayfield at the height of summer.
Biotech Center & Wisconsin 4-H
For more information, contact:
Clark County 4-H Program Educator
UW-Madison – Division of Extension
Website: Clark County 4-H
8. UW Arboretum Spring Events
https://arboretum.wisc.edu/get-involved/volunteer/work-parties/See the full list of Sunday walks (nature hikes, family walks, and garden strolls), plus monthly night walks, on the Arboretum events calendar:https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/events/Saturday work parties, Sunday walks, and night walks Saturday restoration work parties, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.:
UW Arboretum Spring Events, from Susan Day
See Arboretum events calendar for information and registration: https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/events/
– Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract
– Sunday, May 22, 1–2 p.m. Garden Stroll
– Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie
– Sunday, May 29, 1–2:30 p.m. Nature Hike
9. Events from Madison Friends of Urban Nature
More events at https://cityofmadison.com/parks/events/bird-nature.cfm
QUICK CALENDAR OF MAY NATURALIST GUIDED OUTINGS