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Prepare your outreach exhibit for the 2012 Science Expeditions Saturday, April 14

We invite you to participate in our 10th Annual Science Expeditions 2012 on Saturday, April 14th.  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 50 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 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., April 14th, 2012 in the magnificent Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery as well as other satellite venues throughout UW-Madison Campus.

Science Expeditions also includes many Science Spectaculars: Wonders of Physics, SPICE demonstration shows, Astrophotography from your backyard 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 here:

http://tinyurl.com/sci-exp-stations

Sign Up to Help!

If you are unable to host an exploration station but would like to volunteer for the event in another capacity, click on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/sci-exp-staff

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ana Garic, UW Nutritional Sciences, at 262-9346 (anags@nutrisci.wisc.edu).

If you know others who may be interested, please encourage them to join in.

The Exploration Stations planning team:

Ana Garic, anags@nutrisci.wisc.edu, 262-9346

Brittland DeKorver, brittlandk@chem.wisc.edu, 262-1511

Troy Dassler, tmdassler@wisc.edu

Chris Moore, cmoore@src.wisc.edu, , 877-2137

Tom Zinnen, zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu, 265-2420

Donna Troestler, dtroestler@biochem.wisc.edu, 263-2183

 

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