Slide show: All Hands on Science

Touching it with their own hands — and seeing it with their own eyes — made science come alive for those who attended this year’s Science Expeditions, a campuswide open house at UW-Madison, on April 2. Participants learned firsthand from UW scientists as they visited interactive exhibits held at nearly a dozen campus venues. The newly opened Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery served as the event’s hub, hosting more than 50 “exploration stations.”

At left: All manner of creeping, crawling and flying bugs and insects captivated children who stopped by an exploration station organized by the entomology department’s Insect Ambassadors.

Photos: Jeff Miller   Text: Cindy Foss