Invitation to Science Expeditions 2011

Dear Science Outreacher:

We invite you to participate in Science Expeditions 2011 on Saturday, April 2nd. Science Expeditions is an annual event that welcomes the community to campus and promotes the understanding and appreciation of science among the public. It also helps students at all levels develop important communication skills. It’s a great opportunity to convey the wonders of science and advance the Wisconsin Idea.

What is “Science Expeditions”?

Science Expeditions features approximately 40 Exploration Stations. These are interactive exhibits (mostly table-top) that provide hands-on activities for kids and families to engage them in the fascinating research happening every day at the University of Wisconsin. They are hosted by many members of the campus scientific community, including students, faculty, and staff. Participants can request up to $200 to develop and present quality display materials for their exploration station.

Science Expeditions is hosted by the Science Alliance, a group of science outreach activists from around campus. This year’s event will be held 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 2nd, 2011 in the newly opened Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Science Expeditions also includes four Science Spectaculars: Wonders of Physics, The Spice Chemistry Show, Fusion Science Theatre and Dinosauria. These events are scheduled throughout the day at different venues throughout campus.

Please Join Us! To host an exploration station, and to share your exciting work, please sign up by completing the registration form.

Sign Up to Help! If you are unable to host an exploration station, you can sign up to volunteer on or near the day of in another capacity

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ana Garic, UW Nutritional Sciences, at 263-9246 ( or Evelyn Malkus, UW- IceCube Research Center, at 263-0643 (

If you know others who may be interested, please forward this announcement to them.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

The Exploration Stations planning team:
Ana Garic,
Evelyn Malkus
Cheryl Redman
Dana Huebert
Tom Zinnen
Donna Troestler