Wanted: Science activities for Family Horticulture Day at West Madison — May 9

There’s a need for a few more science stations at the Family Horticulture Day, which takes place on May 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station. If you’re department or unit has an activity relating to food, agricultural, plants, or the life sciences, this is a great place to put it to use and get some visibility for your discipline (the event typically draws at least a couple of hundred people). There may be some funds available to help out with supply costs.

If you don’t have station, the event’s organizers are also looking for volunteers to put in 2-hour shifts at some pre-made stations, including “Cabbage Chemistry” or DNA extraction. Training will be provided.

If you’re able to help out, contact Cathy Vrentas, outreach specialist with the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Extension, at (608)-265-2420 or

More information on the event is available at