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Wisconsin Science Festival

Virtual

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events (both in-person and virtual) for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more….

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Wisconsin Science Festival: A World Without Soil, Jo Handelsman

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This event is open to the public. A scientist’s manifesto addressing a soil loss crisis accelerated by poor conservation practices and climate change. This book by celebrated biologist Jo Handelsman lays bare the complex connections among climate change, soil erosion, food and water security, and drug discovery. Humans depend on soil for 95 percent of…

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Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know?

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This event is open to the public. Big Ideas for Busy People: How Do We Know What We Know—The Role of Evidence in Advancing Understanding is free and open to the public. This popular, fast-paced event featuring five-minute flash talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains is back at the Wisconsin Science Festival! Join us…

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Wisconsin Science Festival

Virtual

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events (both in-person and virtual) for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more….

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Wisconsin Science Festival

Virtual

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events (both in-person and virtual) for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more….

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Wisconsin Book Festival: When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People, Steven Nadler and Lawrence Shapiro

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This event is open to the public. There is an epidemic of bad thinking in the world today. An alarming number of people are embracing crazy, even dangerous ideas. They believe that vaccinations cause autism. They reject the scientific consensus on climate change as a “hoax.” And they blame the spread of COVID-19 on the…

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Magic Mushrooms? New Research on Fungus-Derived Hallucinogens at UW-Madison and Beyond

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This Wisconsin Science Festival event is free and open to the public. Psychedelic compounds from fungi and other plant sources are being studied in combination with psychotherapy for the treatment of a number of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction. UW-Madison has launched a new transdisciplinary center and master’s degree program…

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Fungi in Wisconsin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This Wisconsin Science Festival event is free and open to the public. Fungi in Wisconsin go well beyond button mushrooms and meaty portobellos. They are important to our state in numerous ways that range from posing serious threats to crops and ecosystems to being essential for numerous organisms and industries like brewing. Wisconsin Public Radio’s…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Shape, Jordan Ellenberg

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This event is open to the public. From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything. How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Fans, Larry Olmsted

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

This event is open to the public. Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called “eye-opening” (People), “impressive” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and “enlightening” (Kirkus Reviews). Now, the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling author turns his expertise to a subject that has never been fully explored, delivering a highly entertaining game changer that…

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Wisconsin Science Festival

Virtual

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events (both in-person and virtual) for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more….

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