Science enthusiasts from across the state gather for the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival · The Badger Herald
Today is the beginning of the 10th year Wisconsin Science Festival. The four-day festival features events across the state of Wisconsin – from Madison to New Berlin, Eau Claire, Kenosha and many more.
the #WiSciFest offers over 100 different events and attracts over 43,000 attendees and 1,000 students across the state of Wisconsin. The cost of attending an event is typically either non-existent or a minimal fee to cover materials.
Events are possible in person across the country this year, but many will only be offered virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.
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This festival is produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Morridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
WARF’s program director, Laura Heisler, works on creating scientific programs for public relations.
“[We have] amazing lectures from amazing UW Madison researchers like John Hawks of anthropology and the founder of the Innocence Project, Keith Fondley, ”Heisler said in an email statement to The Badger Herald.
The Wisconsin Science Festival has activities and events for people of all ages, abilities, and scientific interests.
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Heisler highlighted another downtown event called Science on the Square, which will take place this Friday, October 22nd.
“[We’ll have] A unique event in the city center with Science on the Square, ”said Heisler. “This year the event includes a special edition of the Madison Night Market with more than 100 vendors and science activities, music, live shows and more. “
Children can participate in a variety of hands-on activities that incorporate a wide variety of scientific disciplines. In Madison, the Wisconsin Science Festival offers four days of archeology camp where attendees can learn by digging.
Children can also attend book lectures, watch stars, learn about the science of color, and interact with various foods.
For those interested in participating in activities on the UW-Madison campus, the Washburn Observatory is hosting an open house on October 21, 22 and 23. In addition, the Allen Centennial Garden is open to the public with the option of self-guided tours.
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At the Leonard R. Ingersoll Physics Museum, attendees can talk to astronauts, learn more about life in the ground, identify red granite, state rock, or even learn about general science topics like physics.
For the past 10 years, the Wisconsin Science Festival has been a great way to get people involved in science by having enough events for everyone to find something that interests them.
Everyone can from October 21 to 24. Take a look at the many events at the #WiSciFest on or near the campus and design your own adventure in advance www.wiscifest.org.