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The Science Behind 100 Years of Wisconsin Broadcasting

Four days. 285+ events. Endless fun. The Wisconsin Science Festival takes place Nov. 2-5, and Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio are once again looking forward to being a part of the event!

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration for all ages, with engaging events such as hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights and workshops.

This year, we’re celebrating 100 Years of Wisconsin Broadcast at the Wisconsin Science Festival— and you’re invited to join us for a scientific trip down memory lane! Read on to get details on WPT and WPR’s Wisconsin Science Festival events in Madison, taking place on Friday, Nov. 3. Plus, explore this year’s festival lineup and go behind the scenes to learn how event leaders are prepping for the four-day festival.

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Watch all of the Wisconsin Science Festival live streams in this video window starting Thursday evening. Find full details and schedule below!

This weekend, the Wisconsin Science Festival will fill venues across Wisconsin with fun-filled learning events for everyone to enjoy. Join Wisconsin Public Television – one of the event’s partners – to engage your mind and explore new ideas in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

The event, which runs from this Thursday-Sunday, has dozens of events around the state, with many located at UW-Madison. Be part of WPT’s panel of innovators in education at noon Saturday in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Join experts from Sesame Workshop, NOVA, the UW-Madison School of Education and The Waisman Center to learn how young minds can learn science in new ways.

Our colleagues at WPR will be on hand throughout the week, too, with a special presentation by Science Friday host Ira Flatow at 7 p.m. Thursday night and a live on-location broadcast of the radio program Friday afternoon at 1. And, WPR’s 9XM Players present a live radio drama, “Forbidden Planet Decoded,” Saturday night at 8.

Those are just a few of the great presentations across Madison and around the state. Explore the full lineup at wisconsinsciencefest.org.

If you can’t make it to the event in person, WPT’s University Place will be live streaming the following presentations so that people across Wisconsin and around the world can take part in the learning fun. Check back here starting Thursday to watch the following lineup of presentations live on the Web.

University Place Wisconsin Science Festival Live Streaming schedule

Thursday, Sept. 26
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Science is Sexy (lecture)
Ira Flatow, Host of Science Friday, National Public Radio

Friday, Sept. 27
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Chemistry Imagined: Connecting Art and Science (lecture)
Roald Hoffman, Author, Nobel Prize Winner and Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell University
Vivian Torrence, Visual Artist

Saturday, Sept. 28
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Preschool Genius: Teaching Math & Science to Early Learners (panel)
Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of education and research at Sesame Workshop
Rachel Connolly, education director at NOVA
Anita Wager, assistant professor at the UW–Madison School of Education
Ed Hubbard, assistant professor at the UW–Madison School of Education and the Waisman Center
Michael Harryman, WPT (moderator)

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. The Poisoner’s Guide to Life (lecture)
Deborah Blum, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded (live performance)
Norman Gilliland, WPR
9XM Players