Explore More From WPT at Wisconsin Science Festival
September 24, 2013 Leave a Comment
This weekend, the Wisconsin Science Festival will fill venues across Wisconsin with fun-filled learning events for everyone to enjoy. Join Wisconsin Public Television – one of the event’s partners – to engage your mind and explore new ideas in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
The event, which runs from this Thursday-Sunday, has dozens of events around the state, with many located at UW-Madison. Be part of WPT’s panel of innovators in education at noon Saturday in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Join experts from Sesame Workshop, NOVA, the UW-Madison School of Education and The Waisman Center to learn how young minds can learn science in new ways.
Our colleagues at WPR will be on hand throughout the week, too, with a special presentation by Science Friday host Ira Flatow at 7 p.m. Thursday night and a live on-location broadcast of the radio program Friday afternoon at 1. And, WPR’s 9XM Players present a live radio drama, “Forbidden Planet Decoded,” Saturday night at 8.
Those are just a few of the great presentations across Madison and around the state. Explore the full lineup at wisconsinsciencefest.org.
If you can’t make it to the event in person, WPT’s University Place will be live streaming the following presentations so that people across Wisconsin and around the world can take part in the learning fun. Check back here starting Thursday to watch the following lineup of presentations live on the Web.
University Place Wisconsin Science Festival Live Streaming schedule
Thursday, Sept. 26
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Science is Sexy (lecture)
Ira Flatow, Host of Science Friday, National Public Radio
Friday, Sept. 27
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Chemistry Imagined: Connecting Art and Science (lecture)
Roald Hoffman, Author, Nobel Prize Winner and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell University
Vivian Torrence, Visual Artist
Saturday, Sept. 28
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Preschool Genius: Teaching Math & Science to Early Learners (panel)
Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of education and research at Sesame Workshop
Rachel Connolly, education director at NOVA
Anita Wager, assistant professor at the UW-Madison School of Education
Ed Hubbard, assistant professor at the UW-Madison School of Education and the Waisman Center
Michael Harryman, WPT (moderator)
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Poisoner’s Guide to Life (lecture)
Deborah Blum, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded (live performance)
Norman Gilliland, WPR