Outreach and Local Community

Madison Mycological Society

The Madison Mycological Society is a group of fungus-lovers in the Madison area eager to meet other mycophiles, sustainably forage Wisconsin’s great outdoors, and learn about the fascinating world of fungi.

What’s Eating My Plants

Founded in 2010 by Plant Pathology graduate students at UW-Madison, What’s Eating My Plants? is a student organization dedicated to bridging the gap between the University and the greater Madison community. We visit Family Science Nights at schools, community centers, and Saturday Science at the WID throughout the year. At our Exploration Stations, children and parents can learn about microbes that make plants sick! (they won’t make you sick) Microscopes, coloring, plant samples, and mini-games are just some of the things you can explore at these stations. Our mission is to foster the Wisconsin Idea by increasing scientific agency and accessibility through outreach of our favorite science, plant pathology! You can also find us leading classroom-style activities at Latino Youth Summit, Centro Hispano, Expanding Your Horizons, and more!

No experience necessary to volunteer with us! All undergraduates and graduate students are welcome. Join our listserve to get updates on meetings and events by emailing join-wemp@lists.wisc.edu!

Contact Emailwhatseatingmyplants@gmail.com

Darwin Day

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Every year, the Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at UW Madison hosts a series of events to mark the birthday of Charles Darwin. In February, children and their families are invited to experience Tree of Life Exploration Stations at the Discovery Building on the UW campus