Our outreach programs and resources are designed to provide training, activities, volunteer help, and other support for educators teaching science to K-12 youth and to reach kids who might not otherwise get to experience hands-on science. Together, we can get children engaged in the scientific enterprise and support and encourage an ongoing love of science. Follow these links to information on the following topics:
Teacher Professional Development
After-School Programs, Classroom Volunteers and Family Science Event
The Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) program builds long-term partnerships to connect community and university volunteers and undergraduate students to K-12 classrooms and coordinates after-school science clubs and family science events.
We also offer programs that directly serve pre-college students and offer them experiences with hands-on scientific research.
More UW–Madison Science Outreach
- Arboretum (many educational opportunities including the Earth Partnership program)
- BioTrek (Biotechnology Outreach)
- Geology Museum
- ICE (Institute for Chemical Education)
- Sea Grant
- Space Science and Engineering Outreach
- SPICE (Students Participating in Chemical Education)
- Synchrotron Radiation Center
- Wisconsin Fast Plants (Fast Plants were bred by Professor Paul Williams (now Emeritus) of the
- Wonders of Physics
Museums and Other Fun Places to Visit
UW-Madison offers a number of science and discovery sites to let you explore everything from dinosaur bones to physics. There are also a number of fascinating gardens and other natural areas. And if you're interested in cows, at the Dairy Cattle Center on Linden Drive you can see cows milked every day at 4:30p.m. without an appointment.