More fun April events: Science Expeditions, CALS Week and AWA’s Breakfast on the Farm

How much fun and learning can you pack into one week? CALS and the wider campus seem determined to find out. Highlights include:

* Science Expeditions on Saturday, April 14. CALS contributions include encounters with insects presented by the Insect Ambassadors and demos of molten chocolate by the Food Science Club. They are among many hands-on Exploration Stations open 10-2 in the Town Hall at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St. Nearby, check out the new Biochemical Sciences building (440 Henry Mall), which is hosting an outreach day with activities and guided tours. If you want to meet farm animals, pay a visit to the Stock Pavilion.

* Breakfast on the Farm, Sunday, April 15, 8-12, Stock Pavilion, offered by the Association of Women in Agriculture. Features a petting zoo and live entertainment along with a hearty breakfast. Adults: $7, reduced prices for seniors/students/children.

* The CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tuesday, April 17, 10-3, features posters and podium talks in the Microbial Sciences Building, first floor (Ebling Symposium Center). Cross-campus undergrad work is featured at an Ideas to Excellence Reception on Wednesday, April 18, 5-6 in Union South.

* CALS Week Silent Auction, Sunday, April 15 – Friday, April 20. Help support the efforts of the CALS Student Association (CALSSA) by bidding on an assortment of items: training in how to backpack through Europe, an authentic Mexican bark-cloth painting, delicious home-baked treats, hand-crafted jewelry, a tour of Bucky’s Butchery complete with the opportunity to help make sausage, and much more! There will also be gift cards and merchandise from a number of local establishments, including Ian’s Pizza, Tutto Pasta, University Bookstore and Babcock Hall Dairy Story. More details to come via eCALS.