Crossroads of Ideas: Comparing the Creative Process in Science and Art

There is more overlap between scientific research and creative writing than you may think! Both involve a process of research, creative thought and storytelling, and in this panel we will discuss what these disciplines have in common and what each can take from the other. Acclaimed novelist Chloe Benjamin (THE IMMORTALISTS) uses science to inform … Continued

WUD Film Presents: Arrival (2016)

USA/Canada | 116 min | PG-13 | DCP | Dir. Denis Villeneuve “A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.” -IMDb Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/tFMo3UJ4B4g?feature=shared Join us at Union South!

Butterfly Pinning

Get hands-on with the Cable Natural History Museum’s curator as we learn how to prepare a butterfly specimen like a pro. Explore the museum’s pinned insect collection as we discuss both scientific and artistic approaches to preserving butterflies. Then, pin and label a display-ready butterfly to take with you! Class is from 2-3 p.m. Participants … Continued

Wolf Ecology Workshop

Join Northland College Professor Erik Olson, Timber Wolf Alliance Chair Adrian Wydeven, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Sarah Boles and Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Melanie Michaels to learn the basics of wolf ecology and management—including natural history, identification, monitoring techniques, wolf-human conflicts, predator-prey ecology and wolf management. Lunch will be provided. This workshop … Continued

SoundWaves: Celebrations of Time, Part 1

This year, SoundWaves will be looking back to milestones from the past as a springboard to learn about our world today. At this opening event of the year, held at the Discovery Building, learn about beer and wine, museums, radio, DNA, and the flute at our first Celebrations of Time event. Featuring: Victor Ujor, food … Continued

Wolf Awareness Week Keynote Speaker

John Vucetich of Michigan Technical University will give the Wolf Awareness Week keynote presentation at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College, Ashland, WI. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service says it will announce in February 2024 a new decision about the status of wolves under the Endangered Species Act. That decision will be … Continued

KidWind Educator Workshop

The Wisconsin Energy Institute, Wisconsin’s K-12 Energy Education Program and KidWind are excited to bring Educator Workshops to Platteville, WI! Join us at UW-Platteville and learn how to explore the power of clean energy with your students! What you’ll do: During this fast-paced workshop we will review energy basics, design and test blades in a … Continued

MMoCA Cinema: A Common Sequence

Within the human struggle to live and work, and with the materials for survival available for exploitation, seemingly foreign worlds are intertwined in the modern battlefield of patents, ownership and colonialism. Delving into labor and science practices, A Common Sequence examines who gets to work with the essentials of life — saving animals from extinction, … Continued

Badger Talk: Groundbreaking Research : Working with Communities to Advance Wisconsin

This talk highlights exemplary, innovative community-engaged research by teams of UW faculty, staff, students and community partners around the state in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Specifically stressing projects in environmental, health and other sciences within the last 5-6 years, defined by the communities who seek UW expertise to aid … Continued

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