Let us know how we can help. Our K-12 Educator programs and resources are designed to partner with educators in K-12 science education, providing training, activities, volunteer help, and other support. 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 Events
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.
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.
Programs for K-12 Students and Families
We also offer programs that directly serve pre-college students and younger K-12 students and their families, as well as outreach projects that involve the general public. To find out more about programs that directly engage these audiences, please visit the other sections of our website.