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American Family, Boys & Girls Club partner to expand Saturday Science

More children and families can take a monthly plunge into hands-on science, thanks to an American Family Insurance and Boys & Girls Club of Dane County partnership to provide transportation to and from Saturday Science events at the Discovery Building.

‘Crossroads of Ideas’ to lead spring 2017 with new WID director

The “Crossroads of Ideas” campus lecture series will kick off the spring 2017 season with a talk from the new Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) Director Jo Handelsman on the worldwide threat of declining soils.

Crossroads of Ideas series explores timely, thought-provoking topics

The Crossroads of Ideas lecture series, now in its second year, takes audiences on a journey of intellectual enlightenment.

Science arcade night, storytelling headline 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival

From arcade games to storytelling to stargazing, the 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 20-23, will feature something for everyone across 200-plus events.

John Durant helping light science festival fireworks nationwide

Durant is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, where he began in 2005 after decades of leadership at major British science museums. This summer, Durant joined the scientific advisory board of the Morgridge Institute for Research, where he will give guidance to an outreach program that attracts more than 30,000 people annually to the Discovery Building.