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October 2022

Design Your Own Science Mini-Mural

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Imagine yourself in the near future as a world-famous scientist. What do you look like in your lab and what are you working on that might CHANGE THE WORLD??? Materials needed: ~ Chalk or something to draw with ~ Black construction paper or any place to draw ~ And YOU! LEARN A mural is a painting or work of art that is done on a wall, or even a ceiling! Scientists and artists in Wisconsin have been working together to…

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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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Nisha Bansil Artist Talk

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Free

Nisha Bansil will deliver an artist talk as part of the Art Department Colloquium Lecture Series. Bansil works in sculptural forms that intersect glass, paper and sound. She strives to meld natural phenomena with geometric shapes in explorations that employ origami folds, tesselations and cymatics in the materiality of glass.  To view this virtual event go to go.wisc.edu/uw-art-talks. This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: Which Makes Better Bubbles?

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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Free

What does a “better bubble” mean to you? Can you design a fair experiment to determine how milkfat affects milk bubble-icity? This session includes an activity that requires common household items. Materials list will be provided in advance. K-5th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: From Atoms to Stars – Explore the Physics happening in Chamberlin Hall!

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Free
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Join Physics Department members on a tour of the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST), which studies plasmas similar to what is found inside stars, and a Quantum lab that’s home to one of the most precise clocks in the world. 6-12th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: My Story in Science

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Free
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Join UW-Madison Graduate Research Scholars (GRS) for an engaging and interactive discussion with scientists and researchers who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers. Hear about their own science story and their background and see if their journey might be similar or different from your own. 6-12th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: Nature Explorers: Join the Wisconsin BioBlitz

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
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In this field trip experience, you’ll get to explore nature with scientists from UW-Madison and naturalists from Aldo Leopold Nature Center to learn how to use science to explore the world around you. This field trip is best paired with the Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz. Learn more at: https://WiSciFest.org/BioBlitz/ K-5th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: From Bacteria to Biofuels

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Free
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Jack Williams is a microbiologist from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center who investigates the ways bacteria change and react when producing biofuels. Take a virtual tour of a microbiology lab to learn how scientists transform bacteria found in soil and rotting fruit into chemical producers, especially biofuels, and to find out how scientists can observe and understand the microscopic contents of individual cells. 6-12th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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Virtual Field Trip: Finding Buried Treasure

October 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
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Free
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In this experience, you'll see how scientists find and unearth bones, carefully clean them, and figure out how to fit them into a larger skeleton. After learning about this process, you'll get to chat with scientists who study geology, fossils and more! K-5th grade. Must preregister to attend: https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zrqgtwf1lrzkzz/ This is an online event.

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