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October 2021

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: Badger Talks Live – Mushrooms & Fungi

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

Anne Pringle, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Botany and Bacteriology, explores the fascinating world of mushrooms and fungi. Badger Talks is a proud partner in the Wisconsin Science Festival, and invites host groups to secure a UW speaker for their WSF events. This is an online event.

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: Badger Talks Live – UW Authors on the Wisconsin Book Festival

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

Larry Shapiro, Berent Enç Professor of Philosophy, and Steven Nadler, Vilas Research Professor and William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy, highlight their upcoming Wisconsin Book Festival talk. Badger Talks is a proud partner in the Wisconsin Science Festival, and invites host groups to secure a UW speaker for their WSF events. This is an online event.

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PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: Badger Talks Live – Insiders Guide to the Wisconsin Science Festival

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Free

Laura Heisler, director of the Wisconsin Science Festival, previews the 2021 festival. Badger Talks is a proud partner in the Wisconsin Science Festival, and invites host groups to secure a UW speaker for their WSF events. This is an online event.

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Hour of Code

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free

Join Little Explorers for an hour of code using Python & JavaScript programming language. Complete beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Plus, have a chance to win a FREE prize. Video & Audio Enable | Stable Internet Connection | Please join 5-10 minutes before session starts. This is an online event.

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Lifelines (Dr. Leana Wen)

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. Dr. Wen will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her newest book, Lifelines. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-lifelines. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. “Public health saved your life today—you just don’t…

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Slime Molds

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

Kathleen Thompson is currently studying mycorrhizal fungi in the Botany Department of UW-Madison and is on the board of the Madison Mycological Society. In this talk, she will discuss slime molds. Slime molds aren't technically fungi, but often get considered in that same realm due to their similar biology. Learn about what makes them so interesting with this presentation from the E.D. Locke Public Library! This is an online event.

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Fuzz (Mary Roach in Conversation with Joshua Foer)

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Join "America’s funniest science writer," Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. Roach will discuss her newest book, Fuzz, in conversation with Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-fuzz. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the…

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