UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater
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Monday 21 November 2022
No meeting today for Science Alliance.
We meet next on November 28 at 10am.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
===Coming Up This Week and This Coming Month
1. The UW-Madison Science Alliance meets on most Mondays at 10:00 am by Zoom. Our next meeting is November 28.
The Zoom link for the fall meetings of Science Alliance will continue to be: https://zoom.us/my/glbrc.weieducation.vmr?pwd=L2Q0L0g0S3lEd2gyazNscjA1d2JYZz09
The draft agenda for November 28 at 10 am includes: • Welcome • Updates
• The Planning Timeline and the Budget for the 21st Annual UW Science Expeditions April 14-16, 2023
Review of 2022 People, Places & Programs to Invite for 2023
Additional Colleagues & Venues to Recruit
• Other Business
• Meet next on Monday, December 5, 10 am
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
These family-friendly events are always free and open to the public every Saturday morning during the school year. This program is held in person only at UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St, Madison. The workshop starts promptly at 10:00 and is typically over by 11:00.
• “PLATO Frontiers in Life Sciences” finishes its 10-week Fall Series of public talks held every Wednesday at 1pm at UW Space Place, 2300 South Park Street, Madison. Come listen in live or zoom to the room at go.wisc.edu/27448v. On November 30 John Shutske of Biological Systems Engineering & Division of Extension will speak on “The Future of Farm Safety.”
• “Wednesday Nite @ The Lab” series of public science talks 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. On November 23 WN@TL goes dark for Thanksgiving.
3. WISCIENCE is Hiring a Program Coordinator; Applications Due December 9
The WISCIENCE Program Coordinator works collaboratively with program directors to provide intellectual, programmatic, and organizational support for several WISCIENCE programs and courses. See job description for details.
4. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Annual Convention Will Be in Madison on March 9-11, 2023.
See the schedule for submitting proposals for workshops at https://wsst.org/2023-conference.
5. ACRES Moonshot Virtual STEM Coach
Receive a $500 stipend to attend training plus $1000 for every cohort you coach.
Applications due November 23rd — Sign up today!
Are you an afterschool leader and looking to build capacity for STEM engagement in your afterschool program?
Would you like to train your staff through a live, nationally recognized coaching program?
In partnership with the Million Girls Moonshot, the ACRES team is looking for job-secure afterschool program leaders (i.e. Site Directors, Site Coordinators, STEM Specialists, Professional Development and Training staff) who work directly with frontline staff to be trained to become an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach. As an ACRES Virtual STEM Coach, you will build your organization’s capacity by training 3 to 6 members of your staff in at least 2 ACRES modules. This is your chance to be part of an educational change on how we train and support educators to facilitate high quality, engaging STEM that reaches all youth.
[ACRES = Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM. Thanks to Dolly Ledin for submitting this announcement.]
6. Check Out the 2022-2023 “Family Science Nights” Opportunities:
Researchers & Outreachers, if you’d like to help with Family Science Nights over the coming months, please sign up here.
Parents & Teachers, if you’d like help in inviting UW researchers & outreachers to participate in your Family Science event, please sign up here.
7. “The Physics of Climate Change” Invites STEM Teachers to Collaborate
Are you a STEM teacher interested in incorporating climate science concepts into your curriculum but don’t know where to start?
The Physics of Climate Change project, a collaboration between the UW–Madison Department of Physics and Wisconsin’s 4-H program sponsored by the Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant, has you covered! Adding climate science concepts into your curriculum this school year is made easy with an engaging activity, easy-to-use teacher materials, and in-class support from the project team.
If you are interested in having the project team join your class for a session during the 2022-23 school year, or if you’re simply interested in receiving the activity instructions, please fill out this form. Please reach out to Mallory Conlon (email@example.com) with any questions.
9. Fond du Lac County 4-H Family Learning Day is Saturday, February 25.
4-H Family Learning Day is February 25 at the Fond du Lac Campus of UW-Oshkosh. We are looking for presenters to teach sessions, including in STEM fields.
Family Learning Day is an opportunity for 4-H members (grades K-12) and the community to learn a new skill. Please help make this day a success by volunteering to teach a session or two. If you need help with your session, invite another person to co-teach with you. The program is held at UW-Oshkosh’s campus at Fond du Lac. Sessions 2 and 3 are 90 minutes, while sessions 1 and 4 are 60 minutes. Indicate the length and time of day that fits your needs. You may repeat your session if you wish.
Here’s the 4-H Family Learning Day Presenter form: https://go.wisc.edu/familylearningday2023presenter.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac County
Phone: (920) 929-3171
Fax: (920) 929-3181
Hearing Impaired Relay: 711
10. UW Arboretum Fall 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.:
Taking a self-guided stroll is one way to explore the Arboretum on your own terms. Some of the most popular routes include the Grady Tract Loop, the Curtis Prairie, or a five mile loop through the whole arboretum. Always remember to stay on the paths to preserve wild plants + wear appropriate shoes.
You can also take one of the free guided nature walks offered for different skill levels and ages on a weekly basis. Most meet at the Visitor’s Center, located right in the heart of the arboretum.
- Nature Walks — Every Sunday at 1 p.m., learn about the land, plants, and animals from local naturalists.
- Nature Hikes — On the first and third Sundays of the month, adults are invited on these longer walks.
- Family Nature Walks — On the second Sunday of the month, families can explore the arboretum with a guide.
- Garden Strolls — On the fourth Sunday of the month, gently-paced strolls are offered with wheelchair-accessible routes.
The arboretum is open daily from 4 a.m.-10 p.m. and is always free.
UW Arboretum Events
See Arboretum events calendar for details and registration: https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/events/
– Saturday, November 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie
– Sunday, November 27, 1–2 p.m. Garden Stroll
11. Events from Madison Friends of Urban Nature
NOVEMBER QUICK CALENDAR
“Kids Nature Adventures” November Wednesdays 3-4:30pm at Warner Park with Paul Noeldner and UW-Madison Student Volunteers
“Masting and Natural Excess” Sat Nov 26, 10am at Aldo Leopold Nature Center/Edna Taylor with Master Naturalist Alex Singer
“Thanksgiving Birds” Sat Nov 26, 1:30pm at Pheasant Branch Prairie with Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner
“Fun Fall Birding” Sun Nov 27, 1:30pm at UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve with Bird Guide Chuck Henrikson
For more events, see https://cityofmadison.com/parks/events/bird-nature.cfm
HOW CAN I JOIN THE Friends of Urban Nature?
* Join the FUN with Friends of Urban Nature Parks and Partner Groups co-sponsored nature outings!
* Outings are FREE, healthy, welcoming, diverse and family and kid friendly
* Just show up, no registration required unless noted, rain or shine unless weather is dangerous; no pets
* See guided outing details below and at http://CityofMadison.com/Parks/Events/Bird-Nature.cfm
* Find maps, fun facts and activities for self-guided walks at http://Tinyurl.com/MadisonFUNAdventures
* Connect with outing co-sponsor parks, environmental and friends groups for more great nature activities!