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  • 1. College Days June 7 - 9, 2011 Wisconsin Discovery Photo by Jeff Miller Photo by Jeff Miller Photo by Jeff MillerAll photos © UW-Madison Communications 1 Family Living Programs
  • 2. Join us for the 48th annual College Days. Enjoy the special opening and closing sessions. Experiencecollege life and attend seminars, tours, and lectures presented by UW-Madison and UW-Extensionfaculty and other experts. You’ll find many new seminars and some old favorites to stimulateand challenge you, as people from all over Wisconsin come together to learn and relax on thebeautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Don’t miss the fun at College Days 2011!OPENING SESSION: Odd Wisconsin: Amusing CLOSING SESSION: Grandparents Leading the Wayand Perplexing Stories from Wisconsin’s Past How can grandparents have the greatest impact on theirWhile Bob La Follette’s exploits as leader of grandchildren? Crowley and Link believe it is throughprogressive politics are legendary, his early morning shared experiences and by setting examples of how toexertions to save valuable government documents, live life as fully as possible, regardless of age or physicaland paintings during the disastrous 1904 capitol fire ability. As the authors of six guidebooks for grandparentsare largely unknown - until now. Erika Janik will share and leaders of a walk around Lake Superior they willsome fun and surprising stories of the people, places, share their insights.and events of Wisconsin’s past that you didn’t learn in Kate Crowley and Mike Link, Authors and Directors,school. Why would the University of Wisconsin have Full Circle Superiora band play for cows? Why did legislators considerumbrellas essential to debate on the Assembly floor Also Happening at College Days:in the 19th century? You may find yourself surprised,perplexed and astonished by the answers. “Amish Potpourri” conference presenter, Richard LeeErika Janik, Author of “Odd Wisconsin” and Dawley, will sign and sell copies of his seventh anecdotal Producer for Wisconsin Public Radio journal book, Amish Reader about his experiences with the Amish over two decades on Wednesday, June 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Phillips Lounge in Ogg Hall. The soft cover book of 294 pages includes 30 of his color photos, and normally sells for $15.95, but is Conference Schedule reduced for the conference to $10 cash or check made out to “Amish Insight”. Or, see his web site to order by Day 1 - Tuesday, June 7 mail www.richarddawley.com.Richard Lee Dawley will 10:00-12:00 Check In - Ogg Hall also bring quilts from Wisconsin Amish communities for 11:45- 1:00 Lunch - Gordon Commons participants to purchase. Quilts range in price up to $450 1:00-2:00 Opening: Erika Janik each. Cash or check only. 2:30-4:30 Seminars A 5:15-6:15 Dinner - Gordon Commons Closing session presenters and authors, Kate Crowley 7:00-8:00 Sycamore Street Ensemble and Mike Link, will have copies of their book, Grandparents Wisconsin Style: Places to Go and Day 2 - Wednesday, June 8 Wisdom to Share available for purchase. 6:00-7:00 Integral Movement 7:15-8:30 Breakfast - Gordon Commons In-Kind Sponsorship: 7:30-8:30 Check In for Wednesday only We would like to thank the following organizations which 8:30-10:00 Seminars B provided their staff time and travel as a donation to College 10:30-12:00 Seminars C Days, enabling us to offer you 2009 registration rates! 12:15-1:30 Lunch - Gordon Commons 2:00-5:00 Tours and Lectures Eat Well Age Well WI State Cranberry 5:15-6:15 Dinner - Gordon Commons Growers Association 7:00-8:30 Gomeroke – Karaoke live band! Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) WI Technical College System Day 3 - Thursday, June 9 6:00-7:00 Zumba Human Nature, LLC 7:00-8:15 Breakfast - Gordon Commons 8:30-10:30 Seminars D Luther Consulting 10:45-11:45 Closing: Mike Link & Kate Crowley United Way of Dane County 12:00-1:15 Lunch - Gordon Commons 3:00 Checkout from Ogg Hall WI Department of Public Instruction 2
  • 3. DAY 1: TUESDAY, JUNE 7 SEMINARS (2:30 - 4:30 PM)A1 Stem Cells 101Become a stem cell scientist and explore the dynamicworld of stem cells. Learn how these tiny cells areresponsible for making the entire human body. Comeand interact with scientists and learn how these cellsare grown and maintained in a lab. You will observestem cells under a microscope and learn the pipettingtechnique.Participants should wear long pants andclose toe shoes for this session. (Limit 20)Dr. Rupa Shevde, Ph.D., Senior Scientist/Director: Education Outreach, Morgridge Institute for Research Photo by Jeff MillerA2 Cooperative Extension - The Part of the A4 Cooperatives in Wisconsin UW System Closest to the People of Cooperatives are owned and democratically Wisconsin controlled by their members. Wisconsin has a richThis lecture will provide participants a description history of cooperative activity, and co-ops can beof Cooperative Extension, our history and the found across economic sectors in our state. Learnconnections to the UW System. Dean Klemme about the “cooperative difference” in Wisconsin,will talk about the nature of UWEX educational and how co-ops contribute to our local communitiesprogramming, partnerships with local governments today.and volunteers, our one milllion plus educational Lynn Pitman, Outreach Specialist,contacts per year, and the impacts that we have on University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperativeslives and communities in Wisconsin.Richard Klemme, Ph.D., Dean and Director, A5 Leaf Printing on Fabric Cooperative Extension, UW-Extension Participants will learn how to use fresh or dried leaves to print on a fabric of choice. ParticipantsA3 Norwegian Folksongs in Wisconsin: should bring a T-shirt (any color), inexpensive white Field Recordings from the 1940’s fabric (pillow cases, shopping bags, cloth napkins orIn the 1940s Helene Stratman-Thomas, a UW handkerchiefs are fine), 3 or 4 pressed leaves (freshprofessor of Music, recorded more than 700 folk or dried all work well) and an apron. This is a fun andsongs and tunes in 25+ languages from Wisconsin’s exciting art form, no art experience necessary.diverse peoples, including Norwegian immigrants (Limit 25)and their descendants. This presentation combines Nancy Welch, Madison Area Artistnewly restored audio recordings, photographs oforiginal performers, and a wealth of biographical and A6 Vitamin D: What We Should Knowcultural evidence to offer an historical glimpse of our Learn why we need vitamin D, what happens if westate’s vibrant Norwegian American folk culture. don’t get enough, and how much vitamin D we need.Jim Leary, Ph.D., Professor of Folklore and Find out how to get more, and hear recent research Scandinavian Studies, Director of the Center surrounding vitamin D. for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures Angela Flickinger, R.D., M.P.H., C.P., Family Living Educator, UW-Extension 3
  • 4. DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 SEMINARS (8:30 - 10:00 AM) B1 Wisconsin is a Circus! B4 Amish PotpourriThe Ringling Brothers Circus began their first tour The Amish come in many flavors that you can taste inas a circus from Baraboo, Wisconsin in 1884. This this visual and dialog session where your questionsseminar will discuss the early Wisconsin history of can be sprinkled on top of the cake. The author’s 20the Ringling Brothers and their wives. How they years of travel, research, and living with the plain peoplebecame the #1 circus in the United States and their forged his mission - to exchange myths and lies witheventual merger with Barnum & Bailey Circus. Today knowledge.this circus is the largest surviving circus company in Richard Dawley, M.S., Author, Presenter, Owner;the United States. Amish InsightsAllen Paschen, Volunteer and Consultant, Patricia Foldvary Circus World Museum B5 Cranberry Growing in WisconsinB2 Sharing Science with Youth in Your Life Cranberries have been commercially cultivated inDiscover activities that help you nurture creativity, Wisconsin since the mid 1800s. Farming cranberriescuriosity and ingenuity in youth as early as pre- evolved from the collection of wild fruit to today whereschool. Based on Zinnen’s experience working with Wisconsin produces 55 to 60% of the nation’s crop. Thisthe National Science Foundation’s daycare center, presentation will highlight the historical, economic, andthese activities present sophisticated ideas (such as environmental aspects of sustainable cranberry farmingfairness in testing possibilities) in an elegant manner, in Wisconsin.using simple materials. Tom Lochner, Executive Director,Tom Zinnen, Ph.D., Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association UW-Madison Biotechnology Center & UWEX B6 Foods for Mental and Emotional HealthB3 What Education Researchers Do and Join a discussion of the food-based ways to address Why It’s Important mental imbalances ranging from moodiness to learningResearchers at the Wisconsin Center for Education disabilities, depression, and other mental disorders. KatyResearch (WCER) work to improve American Wallace, ND RYT, of Human Nature, LLC will discuss Dr.education by studying varied learning environments Natasha Campbell-McBride’s book, “Gut and Psychologyand their effects on students, kindergarten through Syndrome” and offer information regarding how propercollege. Of primary concern is the question of how food combining and specific sugar- and gluten- free foodeducational processes and social policy can best programs can address imbalances in the digestive tractmeet the needs of students from different cultural and that relate to brain function.educational backgrounds. Katy Wallace, N.D., M.S., CNHP, RYT, Naturopath,Paul Baker, M.A., Senior Communicator, Human Nature, LLC Wisconsin Center for Education Research Photo by Bryce Richter 4
  • 5. DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - SEMINARS (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)C1 The Heart Truth: Real Women Wear Red!One in four women dies of heart disease. While thisis a shocking statistic we don’t stand powerless. Wecan take action with gusto and glitz – no matter ourage. The participants of this fun, up-beat session willlearn about the Heart Truth program sponsored bythe National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Thisprogram - symbolized by the “Red Dress” is makingan important difference in the lives of women acrossthe country. Join us for a multifaceted session thatwill leave you invigorated and informed.Denice Nycz, R.D., C.D., Gerontological Nutrition Specialist, Eat Well Age Well Photo by Michael Forster RothbartC2 Small Science, Big Decisions: A Debate on Nanotechnology C3 K-12 Education Opportunities andHere’s an opportunity to learn about nanotechnology Challengesand discuss the benefits and risks in areas of Mike Thompson will provide an overview of themedicine, energy, defense, and others. Using K-12 public education system and discuss theprovided material, participants will represent an area major challenges it faces, as well as opportunities toof nanotechnology research and then debate the improve education for our children.distribution of funds for all areas of nanotechnology Mike Thompson, Ph.D., Deputy State Superintendent,research. How much money should go toward your WI Department of Public Instructionfavorite area of research? You get to decide!(Limit 30) C4 How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State This seminar will provide participants an overviewAngela Jones, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research of the factors that led to Wisconsin becoming the Associate, Institute for Chemical Education & nation’s dairy state and in particular the cheese Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center state. Take a look at why, when, and how that transformation took place. Dean Sommer, Cheese and Food Technologist, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research C5 Poetry with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate, will read his poetry and discuss his mission: promoting poetry around the state. Dethlefsen will share suggestions for beginning poets and ideas about what makes a good poem. Participants may be able to read a short poem they’ve written if time permits. Bruce Dethlefsen, M.S., Wisconsin Poet Laureate C6 Wisconsin’s Trees and Environmental History Learn about the history of Wisconsin’s famous trees from early settlement, Civil War, John Muir, and beyond with all the environmental changes using Henry David Thoreau’s botanical observations from his 1861 Wisconsin visit to reveal the changed landscape. R. Bruce Allison, Ph.D., Consulting Arborist and Adjunct Professor, Allison Tree Consulting Inc. Photo by Jeff Miller 5
  • 6. General Information Conference & Housing Registration Instructions:Registration:The registration deadline is May 2. After May 2, but • On-site registration for seminars, tours, andbefore May 23, late registration is available for an lectures will be available as space allows and willadditional $25 fee. Registrations received after May not include meals or lodging. It will include the23 will be honored as space permits and may not be $25 late registration fee.able to reserve housing. Housing reservations willbe confirmed by mail or e-mail. • You may register for the complete conference orConference registrations will be confirmed by mail. for June 8th only.Housing: • To register for seminars, rank your 1st, 2nd, andSingle and double rooms are available for women, 3rd choices for each time period. If attendingmen, and couples in the new Ogg Hall. Housing June 8th only, fill in choices for just that day.fees are due with registration and are payable bycheck, money order, or credit card. • Seminars and tours will be filled on a first-come first- served basis. We will make every attemptSeminar Locations: to honor your first or second choice. We cannotSeminars are held in campus buildings, many of guarantee that you will be placed in a particularwhich are within walking distance from Ogg Hall. session with a friend.School buses will transport participants to tour sites.If you need special accommodations due to limited • For Wednesday afternoon, register either formobility and/or health concerns, please contact the tours or lectures that you desire. Rank yourCollege Days at 888-391-4255 by May 16. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices. Remember, tours and lectures are at the same time.Parking:Parking must be pre-purchased separately from • You must indicate your plans to attend eveningthe conference and housing registration. Parking entertainment or morning exercise programs oninstructions and application will be sent with the the registration form. This enables us to planconfirmation letter. This year participants will NOT room set up and other details for these sessions.be able to purchase parking permits on-site at OggHall during check in. Parking on campus is limited. • Complete the Housing Reservation information, ifWe encourage the use of public transportation or lodging is needed. Enter your housing amount oncar pools. If you have a handicapped parking permit, the registration form after “Housing”.please bring it with you. • If you register after May 2, there is a $25 late fee.Cancellation Policy:If you cancel your registration 10 working days prior • Confirmation letters with more details will be sentto the program (May 23), you will be charged an to all registrants. If seminar availability changes,administrative fee of $25. If you cancel less than you will be notified.10 working days prior to the program, you will becharged the entire fee. Photo by Jeff Miller To Register: Questions About College Days: You can register one of three ways. Conference: 1-888-391-4255 or 1. Complete the registration form and mail 608-262-1411 it with payment to the address indicated: College Days - The Pyle Center conference@ces.uwex.edu 702 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53706 Registration: 608-265-2955 2. Fax the completed form to 608-265-3163. Housing: 608-262-5576 3. Call 608-265-2955 to register by phone. Parking: 608-263-6667 6
  • 7. Conference and Housing Registration Form – College Days 2011Name ___________________________________________________________________________________Address _________________________________________________________________________________City ______________________________________________ State/Zip Code _________________________County (if Wisconsin) _____________________________ Phone:(______)____________________________E-mail __________________________________________________________________________________Attending: ____ June 7-9 ____ June 8 only Do you want CEU credit? __yes __noHow many years have you attended College Days? _______________Emergency Contact Information Daytime phone_______________________________________________Name___________________________________________Relationship:____________________________Please list known allergies or medical conditions which we should be aware of: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Housing and Meals Registration Attendance and Payment Information*Participants must choose meals only or housing option if registering for all 3 days I plan to attend: ___June 7, 8, & 9 (complete conference) $140Please check the days you plan to stay: ___June 8 only (includes meals) $ 75____June 6 - 9 ____$161.40 Double(Early Arrival) ____$222.75 Single Additional Items:Monday 6/6: room only ___Late Registration Fee (after May 2) $ 25Tuesday 6/7: lunch, dinner, room ___Housing: (enter housing amount) $______Wednesday 6/8: breakfast, lunch, dinner, room ___Meals only option $ 54.75Thursday 6/9: breakfast, lunch____June 7, 8 & 9 ____$125.85 Double Total Amount Enclosed $___________ ____$166.75 SingleTuesday 6/7: lunch, dinner, room Payment Method:Wednesday 6/8: breakfast, lunch, dinner, roomThursday 6/9: breakfast, lunch ___ Check or Money Order, payable to UW-Extension__Meals only: ____$ 54.75 ___Credit Card, please circle: Mastercard VISAFor housing, please check all that apply:__Double Room ____Male American Express Discover__Single Room ____Female__Disability or limitations Card# _______________________________________Choose a roommate for me based on mycriteria. Exp. Date (month/year) _________________________I would like the person indicated below to bemy roommate during College Days. Cardholder’s Name (print)Name: ____________________________________ __________________________________________Street Address: ______________________________ Please choose seminars, tours,City/State/Zip: _______________________________ and lectures on the reverse side!Male ______Female_____ 7
  • 8. Conference ChoicesDay 1: June 7 Day 3: June 9Afternoon Seminar A (Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices) Morning Exercise (mark if you plan to attend)__ A1 Stem Cells 101 __ Zumba__ A2 Cooperative Extension – The Part of the UW System Closest to the People of Wisconsin Morning Seminars D__ A3 Norwegian Folksongs in Wisconsin: (Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices) Field Recordings from the 1940s __ D1 Wisconsin Brewing Traditions__ A4 Cooperatives in Wisconsin __ D2 Our University of Wisconsin System__ A5 Leaf Painting on Fabric __ D3 The Flavor of Wisconsin: History__ A6 Vitamin D: What We Should Know and Culture through Recipes __ D4 The Impact of VolunteeringEvening Entertainment (mark if you plan to attend) __ D5 Wool Wet Felted Pouch or Purse__ Sycamore Street Ensemble, You Betcha Life! __ D6 Learn your “Real Colors” __ D7 Doing DNA: The Code of LifeDay 2: June 8 Three options for submitting your registration:Morning Exercise (mark if you plan to attend) 1. Mail this completed Conference and HousingIntegral Movement Registration Form with check or credit card to: College Days - The Pyle CenterMorning Seminar B (Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices) 702 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53706__ B1 Wisconsin is a Circus! 2. Fax form to 608-265-3163__ B2 Sharing Science with Youth in Your Life 3. Call Gloria at 608-265-2955__ B3 What Education Researchers Do and Why It’s Important Conference & Housing Registration Instructions:__ B4 Amish Potpourri__ B5 Cranberry Growing in Wisconsin On-site registration for seminars, tours, and lectures is__ B6 Foods for Mental and Emotional Health available as space allows and will not include meals or lodging. It will include the $25 late registration fee.Morning Seminar C (Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices)__ C1 The Heart Truth: Real Women Wear Red! You may register for the complete conference or for__ C2 Small Science, Big Decisions: June 8th only. To register for seminars, rank your 1st, A Debate on Nanotechnology 2nd & 3rd choices for each time period. If attending__ C3 K-12 Education Opportunities and Challenges June 8th only, fill in choices for just that day.__ C4 How Wisconsin Became the Dairy State__ C5 Poetry with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Seminars and tours will be filled on a first-come first-__ C6 Wisconsin’s Trees and Environmental History served basis. We will make every attempt to honor your first or second choice. We cannot guarantee that you Afternoon Lecture or Tour will be placed in a particular session with a friend. (Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices)Lectures For Wednesday afternoon, register for either the tour__ L1 We are Futuremakers! Wisconsin’s or lecture that you desire. Rank 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices. Technical College System (2:00 - 3:15) Remember, tours and lectures are at the same time.__ L2 The Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Quilt (3:30 - 4:45) You must indicate your plans to attend evening__ L3 Bioenergy: Sustainability Opportunities entertainment or morning exercise programs on the and Challenges (3:30 - 4:10) registration form. This enables us to plan room set up and other details for these sessions.Tours__ T1 Wisconsin State Capitol (2:45 - 4:15) Complete the Housing Reservation information, if__ T2 Ice Age Trail (2:00 - 4:30) lodging is needed. Enter your housing amount on the__ T3 Little Norway (2:30 - 5:00) registration form after “Housing”. If you register after__ T4 UW-Madison Tour (2:00 - 4:30) May 2, there is a $25 late fee.__ T5 Aztalan State Park (1:45 - 4:30)__ T6 Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery (2:45 - 4:30) Confirmation letters with more details will be sent to all registrants. If seminar availability changes, you will beEvening Entertainment (mark if you plan to attend) notified.__ Gomeroke 11-12 8
  • 9. DAY 2: WEDNESDAY , JUNE 8 - AFTERNOON (2:00 - 5:00 PM ) LecturesL1 We are Futuremakers! L2 The Wisconsin L3 Bioenergy: Sustainability Wisconsin’s Technical Sesquicentennial Quilt Opportunities and College System (3:30 - 4:45) Challenges (2:00 - 3:15) Enjoy the story of how and why this (3:30 - 4:10)Wisconsin’s Technical College historic quilt was made. The quilt has Second-generation bioenergySystem has been helping been seen by millions of people, not technologies have the potentialstudents and employers shape only here in wonderful Wisconsin, to address multiple sustainabilitytheir futures for 100 years. With but also at the Smithsonian Folk Life issues. They can provide ainnovative teaching methods, Festival in Washington, D.C. and at the renewable alternative to fossil fuelscutting-edge technology, and People’s Day Festival in Chiba, Japan. and a corresponding reduction ineducation programs that reflect Pat will share interesting details of the greenhouse gas emissions. Thethe needs of the global knowledge community’s involvement along with basis of these technologies iseconomy, Wisconsin’s 16 her own work on this commemorative focused on the use of fibrous planttechnical colleges and 400,000 quilt. She will also have a trunk show of materials including switchgrassstudents are changing lives every some of her award winning quilts. This and corn stover (the non-grainday. Come learn more about the is a presentation you are sure to enjoy portion of the corn plant). Use ofrich history and bright future of whether you are a quilter or not! such materials also creates thethe Wisconsin Technical College Patricia Ehrenberg possibility of producing biomassSystem. Experience for yourself for biofuel production that doeswhat technical college education not compete with food crops. Theis all about. Participants will challenge is to find the technologieshave the opportunity to engage to economically convert thesein a “hands on” exercise similar fibrous plant materials into liquidto those conducted in a typical fuels. Great Lakes Bioenergytechnical college course and learn Research Center (GLBRC) is amore about technical college multi-disciplinary effort funded bycontinuing education programs. the Department of Energy (DOE)Morna Foy, M.P.A, Vice President, that includes over 300 researchers Policy & Government from 12 different institutions. Relations, WI Technical Dr. John M. Greenler, Director College System of Education & Outreach, Photo by Jeff Miller Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center 9
  • 10. DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 - AFTERNOON (2:00 - 5:00 PM ) Tour ChoicesT1 Wisconsin State Capitol (2:45 - 4:15) T4 UW-Madison Tour (2:00 - 4:30)On October 25, 1836, the first Wisconsin Legislature Come see the UW Memorial Union, Red Gym,convened in a rented building located in old Belmont Bascom Hill, the lakeshore, student dorms, Allen(now Leslie, Lafayette County). A long struggle Centennial Gardens, Camp Randall and more!ensued regarding a permanent location for state This tour, led by UW-Madison students, will takegovernment. Eventually, Madison was chosen to be participants through the campus by bus and on footthe site. This is our third capitol building in Madison to provide the most comprehensive UW-Madisonand was completed in 1917 at a cost of $7.25 million! tour yet! Participants will also have the opportunity toTour the different rooms within this historic building stop at Babcock Hall for famous Babcock ice cream.and Wisconsin landmark. Participants may see the (Limit 45)Rotunda, Supreme Court, Governor’s ConferenceRoom, Assembly, Senate and the North Hearing T5 Aztalan State Park (1:45 - 4:45)Room (all subject to availability). (Limit 40) Aztalan State Park contains Wisconsin’s most important archaeological site. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. Archaeologists say that the occupants had cultural traditions in common with Cahokia, a large Middle-Mississippian settlement near East St. Louis, Illinois. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. Come see portions of the stockade and two mounds that have been reconstructed in the park. (Limit 40) T6 Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery (2:45 - 4:30) What sparks discovery? That’s the question scientists, business leaders, architects and many Photo by Bryce Richter others asked themselves in the process of dreaming up the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The result is a stunning, one-of-a-kind building that encourages new ways to think about, practice, and engage with science. See how the past and presentT2 Ice Age Trail (2:00 - 4:30) come together in this new building to pave the waySome ten-thousand years ago the last of the for a future designed to spark discovery. The tourgreat ice sheets receded from the North American includes the entire first floor of the Town Center andcontinent leaving Wisconsin with a sculpted the Embedded Teaching Lab on the second floor.landscape that holds the secrets of the great Ice Age. (Limit 40)Join us as we amble through this world-renownedlandscape on the Verona Segment of the Ice AgeNational Scenic Trail. Learn about the visionarieswho helped establish this National Scenic Trail andthe dedicated volunteers that continue to build andmaintain this Wisconsin natural gem. (Limit 40)Karen Malhiot, Ice Age Trail AllianceT3 Little Norway (2:30 - 5:00)Little Norway is an outdoor folk museum featuringthe Norway Building from the 1893 World’s Fair. ThisNational Historic Landmark is located in beautifulsouthwestern Wisconsin, just east of Blue Mounds.A Scandinavian gift shop featuring imported jewelry,books, textiles, and wood carvings is open to visitors. Photo by Jeff Miller(Limit 52) 10
  • 11. DAY 3: THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 SEMINARS (8:30-10:30 AM) D3 The Flavor of Wisconsin: History and Culture through Recipes Wisconsin’s food traditions reflect the richness of an ethnically and agriculturally diverse region. Terese Allen shares the stories behind such varied foodways as cream puffs, Hmong egg rolls, and brandy old fashioneds. Discover the amazing cornucopia of what Wisconsinites have gathered, grown, produced, cooked, and eaten. Allen is co- author of the expanded second edition of “The Flavor of Wisconsin,” a history of food and cooking in the Badger State with more than 450 recipes. (Limit 100) Terese Allen, Author and food columnist D4 The Impact of Volunteering Participants will discuss the status of volunteering in Wisconsin, and where and how volunteers can make the greatest impact on community issues. Learn about resources for finding meaningful opportunities, ways to volunteer as a family, and trends in volunteerism. (Limit 30) Kathy Martinson, Director, United Way Volunteer Center D5 Wool Wet Felted Pouch or Purse Come create a small pouch, bag or purse using colorful wool roving (wool before it is spun into wool) enhanced with colorful threads. Wet felting with wool is an old art form being taken to a new level with bright colors and applications (this is not knitting and felting). Bring a large button, bead or other object for a clasp/closure if you have one, an apron and a small towel. (Limit 25) Nancy Welch, Madison Area Artist D1 Wisconsin Brewing TraditionsOwens Brewery, which began brewing in 1840 is D6 Learn your “Real Colors”considered the first brewery in Milwaukee. With the Have you ever wondered why some people keepinflux of German Immigrants, the art and production lists? Why others don’t plan? Why some friendsof beer brewing flourished. The lecture includes constantly want to talk? Why a co-worker alwayshistory of farm breweries, commercial breweries, has to ask, “Why”? Each of us has a different “Realancillary industries such as coopers, ice harvesting, Color” preference - blue, orange, gold, or green.malting and hops. We will consider the rise and Learning your preference and others will help youdemise of Wisconsin’s local breweries as well as recognize, accept and learn to value the differencesthose that “made Milwaukee famous.” in others. (Limit 30)Gary Luther, Retired, Miller Brewing Company, Rene Mehlberg, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Museum of Beer and Brewing UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension, Winnebago CountyD2 Our University of Wisconsin SystemThe University of Wisconsin System is recognized D7 Doing DNA: The Code of Lifefor excellence nationally and internationally. Twenty- Dive into DNA and explore the information moleculesix campuses and UW-Extension offer a plethora of of life. Get a feel for DNA by handling magneticopportunities for people of all ages. Join us to learn models, through examining UW’s unique DNAmore about organization, opportunity, and details of Fountain, and by building a Human DNA Model.what makes our public institutions of higher education Extract DNA from wheat germ, analyze a samplegreat. of salmon DNA, and tour the Biotech Center’s DNADenny Roark, Outreach Specialist, Sequencing and Synthesis Labs. UW System Administration Tom Zinnen, Ph.D., Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center & UWEX 11
  • 12. College Days June 7 - 9, 2011 Madison, WI 53706 Wisconsin Discovery Family Living Programs 432 N. Lake Street, Room 301 Photo by Jeff Miller 12 Photo by Jeff Miller Photo by Jeff MillerAll photos © UW-Madison CommunicationsCollege Days: Wisconsin Discovery will feature sessionshighlighting our unique history, culture,people and traditions. A set of workshops will cover Wisconsin’seducation systems, from kindergartenthrough post-secondary education, and Family Living Programstheir importance to Wisconsin’s economy. You may also learn about how Wisconsinites becameCheeseheads, Brewers and environmentalists. Learn how Wisconsin became the home of the RinglingBrothers Circus, the birthplace of stem cell science and aleader in research on alternative energy! 11-12