University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living, 4-H, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program and the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network specialists report on their work to provide nutritional information to families and youth and to encourage increased activity levels.
Community experts participate in a panel discussion to answer questions about race and privilege inequity in their work with young children, how inequity is addressed within their work and what a future of race and privilege equality looks like.
Rob Reid, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education Studies at UW-Eau Claire, models storytelling techniques designed to engage children in the story you are reading to them. Reid shares his list of favorite read out loud books.
Matt Calvert, Specialist, Youth Development, UW-Extension, explores the advantages of encouraging young people to get involved in their towns and villages. Calvert presents a study of the school-aged youth in Florence, WI and how their involvement made a difference in their town.
Erin N. Winkler, Professor and Chair, Africology Department, UW-Milwaukee, explores how children form ideas about race, what children learn and when they learn it.
Kristina Navarro, Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Coaching, UW-Whitewater, explores the relationship between women’s athletics and higher education. Navarro provides an historical perspective of women in athletics dating back to ancient times.
Justin Hougham, Director, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, introduces high-tech, mobile instruments which can be used to measure various elements of the environment. These devices allow students to participate in research, connects them to ongoing research and inspires them to interact with the environment.
Myra Marx Ferree, Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison, delves into opportunities for females and gender politics within universities. Ferree shares her research of German gender politics with a global perspective.
John Martin, Learning Consultant, DoIT, UW-Madison, and David Gagnon, Program Manager, Mobile Learning Incubator, UW-Madison, present the Sifter app, a crowd-sourced perspective which focuses on innovation, Madison culture, stories of the past and what 100 years from now might be like at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Scott Dikkers, Founding Editor, The Onion and Jim Mallon, Producer and Director, Mystery Science Theater 3000 join moderator and Wisconsin Public Television Producer Andy Moore to share their insights into humor. Dikkers and Mallon discuss the unique UW-Madison humor and how it has encouraged college activism.