Saturday Science seeks ag-focused exploration stations for June 7 event at WID Town Center

Dear Fans of UW–Madison Agriculture and Innovation,

The June 7 Saturday Science**, The Farms and Fields of Wisconsin, will showcase Wisconsin agriculture and innovation in all its forms, from our soil and water resources to our bountiful crops and livestock. We want to share the history of agricultural innovations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in a unique Wisconsin Way that puts the ice cream, cheese, silos, crops, farmers and fields at the heart of event.

We would like you to be part of the event by hosting a Saturday Science exploration station to showcase your great work related to the university and agriculture! We expect more than 500 people to attend the event, mostly families with school-aged children.

The June 7 Saturday Science will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. (This event has a special extended time).

To celebrate June Dairy Month in Dane County, we also have collaborated with the Cows on the Concourse, a free and family-friendly event where kids and adults can meet and greet cows and baby calves and enjoy live music, tasty food, fun games and educational activities. A free shuttle will run every 15-20 minutes between the Capitol Square and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Please sign up before May 28 to hold your spot as space will be limited. Using this sign-up form also helps to assure the most accurate promotion for your group’s participation. If your staffing is limited over the summer, we may have volunteers available to assist you at your station.

Sign your group up for Saturday Science: The Farms and Fields of Wisconsin

We are looking forward to working with your group!

Please forward this to any other agricultural enthusiast who may be interested in participating in our exciting event.

Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.


Daniel M. Murphy, M.S.
Outreach Coordinator
Discovery Outreach
Morgridge Institute for Research
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 North Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 316-4656
Mobile: (815) 263-4148

            **If you are not familiar with Saturday Science it is a monthly series that consists of free science exploration and educational programs aimed at families and learners of all ages.  This event is held at the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and typically draws about 500 people.  There are a large number of kindergarten through eighth grade students from in and around Madison that attend with their friends and families.   The event runs from 10am-1pm on June 7th and typically occurs on the first Saturday of every month.  It is a great way for scientists and science enthusiasts to share their knowledge and passion with the public.