For Teachers: Field Trips & Professional Development Workshops

October 11-14

The 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival field trips and teacher workshops are wonderful opportunities to connect elementary, middle and high school classes with the incredible science that is happening across Wisconsin.

Registration opens in mid-August.

Discovery Building, UW-Madison Campus

October 11-12

The renowned Discovery Expo will once again feature dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations for K-12 students. The activities include past favorites and new ones like augmented reality, the future of bees and pollinators, medical careers and organ exploration!


Other UW-Madison Destinations

October 11-12

Several other UW-Madison campus groups provide unique field trip stops. The Science Festival Loop will include sites like the UW Dairy Barn, the Wisconsin National Primate Center and the Geology Museum.


Teacher Workshops

October 13

Interested in connecting with educators and researchers who are leaders in the field? The Wisconsin Science Festival is a good match for professional support.

Statewide Activities

The Wisconsin Science Festival will include field trip options across the state and activities you can participate in (or host) right in your community.

Art-ify your data – a statewide project to better understand Wisconsin through building with Legos® and data visualization.

Lunchroom leftovers – a statewide analysis of food waste with support of the Field Day Lab teacher fellows and the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers.

Transportation Reimbursement

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

Showcase Science in Your Local Community

If you can’t make it to a science festival site, you can participate in or host an event in your community. From family science nights to collecting soil as part of the Small World Initiative, we can help you bring the science festival to your location.

Contact Morgan Olson at or 608-316-4500 if you have questions.

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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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