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October 2022

Badger Talks Live: Mirrors, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors: Why Diversity in Children’s Books Matters to Us All

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

Join UW Badger Talks for a virtual presentation by Dipesh Navsaria, Associate Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Diverse themes, text and illustrations matter deeply in children’s books, and go well beyond simply allowing those from historically marginalized groups to “see themselves.”  This talk explores these concepts, why they matter to those advising and selecting books that adults may choose to share with young children, and how it ultimately matters…

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Ecological Response to Climate Change: Past Lessons: In-Person Badger Talk from Lake Mills, WI

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
L.D. Fargo Public Library, 120 East Madison St
Lake Mills, WI 53551 United States
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This is a FREE in-person event hosted by L.D. Fargo Public Library as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. How do species adapt to changing climates and how can we help them? Some of our best examples come from the end of the last ice age, when the world warmed by 5-10 degrees F. John (Jack) Williams will review how we study past climates and ecosystems, what we’ve learned and insights for today.

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Why Do Birds Sing?: In-Person Badger Talk from Wausau, WI

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth Street
Wausau, WI 54403 United States
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This is a FREE event hosted by Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Scientists have known how birds sing for decades but why they sing is still a puzzle. Do they sing for pleasure? For love? To mark a territory? And how do birds know when and what to sing? This talk from Lauren Riters will explore these questions and also address what birds learn by listening to songs.

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