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The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer a science smorgasbord to the public at the sixth annual Science Expeditions on Saturday, April 5.
From stained glass to stem cells, science shines on campus April 5
Madison, WI | Posted on March 27th, 2008
Learners of all ages are invited to explore the wonders and excitement of science through breathtaking demonstrations, interactive "Exploration Stations" and exhibits at science venues across campus.
The daylong celebration of scientific exploration upholds the university's long-standing commitment to outreach as described by the Wisconsin Idea, the notion that the boundaries of the university extend to the state borders and beyond.
"We want to connect learners with the science outreach resources at UW-Madison that are available all year round, including people, venues and programs," says outreach specialist Tom Zinnen.
Much of the activity on campus will center around Engineering Centers and Engineering Hall, where nearly 50 Exploration Stations will welcome hands-on investigation of topics ranging from rockets to genetics to cheese-making. Open from 1-4 p.m., the stations offer a chance to meet and talk with scientists involved in the research.
The popular demonstrations "Micro Safari," "Science is Fun" and "The Wonders of Physics" will return this year, along with two new Science Spectaculars.
At "Medieval Nanotechnologists," budding artists will learn how medieval artisans used nanotechnology to create beautiful stained glass and can even make their own stained-glass windows using nanoparticles of gold and silver.
Or indulge your inner thespian with a visit to the "'Science in a Box' Theater" troupe from the Madison Area Technical College as they act out basic scientific principles and methods.
Multiple showings of the Science Spectaculars will run from noon-5 p.m. at Engineering Hall, Engineering Centers and Mechanical Engineering.
Several other science venues across campus will also be joining in the festivities with extended hours and special presentations. Get a satellite's view of Earth's atmosphere with a new 3-D interactive weather globe in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building, or take a peek at live human embryonic stem cells in the Biotechnology Center. Other venues include the Geology Museum in Weeks Hall, Ingersoll Physics Museum in Chamberlin Hall, and the D.C. Smith and Botany greenhouses.
All events are free and open to the public. For details, including parking, call Visitor and Information Programs at (608) 263-2400. A map of venues and complete schedule of Science Expeditions events, as well as information about other science outreach programs throughout the year, is available here.
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