Needed: Guest speakers for outreach course on food, health, agriculture and the environment

The Alumni Affairs Office is working with the Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) to hold a ten week science outreach course. We are looking for volunteers to serve as guest speakers. The course will take place on Thursdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Independent Living (602 N. Segoe Road). Guest speakers will be asked to present a topic of their choice related to agriculture, health, food or the environment and participate in the group discussion. Please contact Annie Wright for more information or if you are interested in participating at or 608-262-5784.

About PLATO:
PLATO is a self-directed organization of about 700 adults in and around Dane County in collaboration with UW-Madison. The core of PLATO’s programs are new and continuing discussion groups organized and operated by members. Each of the roughly 30 groups meets weekly for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring. The content and format are eclectic and are a product of the interests and talents of members.

Course Description:
Food, Health, Agriculture and the Environment
The Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) present a new discussion group focusing on Food, Health, Agriculture and the Environment. This ten week course will explore a variety of topics that are of interest to the members of the group. Members will have the opportunity to lead discussions, as well as learn from guest speakers who will be invited to share their expertise.

Course Info:
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Day: Thursday
Place: Independent Living (602 N. Segoe Rd.)
Dates: February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1