For Teachers: Field Trips & Professional Development Workshops

SCIENCE FESTIVAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS

The Wisconsin Science Festival is for everyone, especially teachers, who inspire curiosity in the youth they work with every day. Explore the many ways to connect elementary, middle and high school classes with the incredible science happening across Wisconsin:

Field Trips to UW–Madison

Every year, schools can visit the Discovery Expo and/or several locations throughout UW–Madison to experience hands-on, interactive science for K-12 students. Activities and itineraries can be planned for student groups of any size or age.

Transportation reimbursement: Once registration is open, limited funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to offset transportation costs associated with bringing your group to UW–Madison for the Wisconsin Science Festival.

For more information about field trips, contact Morgan Olson, field trip coordinator, at 608-316-4500 or molson@warf.org.

Participate in the Statewide Science Experience

The Wisconsin Science Festival partners with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s “Reimagine the Science Fair” project to create the Statewide Science Experience. This year, we will be helping launch a project to investigate water quality around Wisconsin. Stay tuned for activity guides and your chance to contribute.

For more information about this effort, contact Travis Tangen, education and outreach manager, at 608-316-4385 or ttangen@warf.org.

Host an Event at Your School – We Can Help

Grassroots science events are at the heart of the festival, and we are eager to help you host an event in your community. We encourage events of all types, from a school science expo/family science night to a stroll through your school forest or events in conjunction with other local organizations.

Each year, we have special opportunities to facilitate events in the state. Check out our “Host an Event” page to learn how we can support an event at your school or contact Wes Marner, deputy director of the festival, at 608-316-4716 or wmarner@morgridge.org to learn more.

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“I absolutely LOVED the teacher workshops! Very engaging, with presenters who were obviously interested in sharing their knowledge and resources with teachers.”

A 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival Teacher Workshop Participant

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