Wisconsin Science Festival Celebrates Scientific Curiosity across Wisconsin

Published: October 24, 2017

Wisconsin Science FestivalFour Days of Events

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a four-day statewide celebration of scientific curiosity with events across the state for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more. The Wisconsin Science Festival was given the Key of Excellence Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2014 for “blending science with both the arts and humanities to cultivate curiosity, inspire discovery, and grow knowledge.”

UW-Parkside's Involvement

Thursday, Nov. 2, UW-Parkside will present the November installment of Science Night at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema as a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Dr. Michael Notaro, of the UW-Madison Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, will be leading science night with his presentation titled, “Wisconsin’s Changing Climate.” The presentation will explore the science of the greenhouse effect, how climate is changing at the global to state level, projected climate change, and regional implications to environmental resources and socio-economics.

Dr. Notaro is the associate director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.

Free parking for Science Night is available after 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be provided.

Reason for the Festival

The goal of the Wisconsin Science Festival is to stimulate and involve people in the pursuit of science and discovery, foster curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view, and to support innovation and to cultivate the next generation of global citizens. The Festival is sponsored by an increasing group of Wisconsin’s science and arts communities.

The Wisconsin Science Festival Features activities for all ages and interests, throughout Wisconsin, with events held at the Discovery Building in Madison, UW-Parkside, and many more locations.

Cost of Wisconsin Science Festival Events

Some activities may have a small charge for materials or meals, and some partner locations charge their regular admission fees, however most events are free.

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