Science Expeditions 2012 Exploration Stations

Here are few examples of our many exploration stations.  Click here to see Stations from Science Expeditions 2011! Consider being part of this event and help us share our science with the public!

Hawaiin Bobtail SquidA Squid that Glows in the Night

Come learn about the interesting biological relationship that needs light to allow to creatures to live together. The UW Eye Research Institute will introduce a squid-bacteria partnership, explaining how the squid need the light the bacteria give off and the bacteria need the squid to provide nutrients. Come check out the squid and glowing bacteria!


Flowers at the ArboretumDiscovering Science Outside: UW-Madison Arboretum

See, Touch, Smell, and Hear what you can find in your backyard and the Arboretum.  Learn about all those things and how the UW Arboretum is working to preserve them.  Then take that knowledge home and explore nature outside-where science begins.



Go With the Flow: Chocolate Rheology

Molten Chocolate has unique flow characteristics, from thick to thin and with high or low stand-up properties (yield stress).  Join the Food Science Club and explore the properties of different chocolates used in different things.

Happy, Sad, Mad Scared: The Child Emotion Lab

We all have feelings and lots of them everyday.  Try some of the activities scientists use to study children’s emotional development.  Come play some neuro-psych games with scientists from the Waisman Center!

microphoneIt Talks, It Sings, It Eats: The Amazing Throat!

Explore the anatomy and physiology of the human throat for voice and swallowing in this hands-on exploration station!  Build your own voice box (Larynx) with gummy candies as and expert from the UW Voice and Swallowing Clinic explains the role of the larynx in speech and eating.  Come take the “Hold the Note Challenge.” Can you push your larynx to the limit?



Reptiles and Amphibians, Oh My!

Come See and Touch live snakes and other reptiles.  Learn about the biology, natural history, breeding programs, and careers pertaining to reptiles and amphibians.  The Madison Area Herpetological Society happily brings fine critters to help educate on the frequently misunderstood amphibians and reptiles in our environment.

The SHOW Van: Survey of Health Wisconsin

Learn about how medical experts capture information on the health of Wisconsin residents and how those results identify needs and target resources where they are most needed.  View their website for more information.

Here is a spreadsheet of ALL the exploration stations around campus. **Note: It is a large spreadsheet and covers 21 pages.