Continuing the Tradition

After a long break, the UWM Science Bag is back! We look forward to seeing you starting in early 2023, with programs on Fridays and Sundays.  We have new faces and new places, but the tradition of making science exciting continues.
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Coming Soon

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Michael Carvan
Shaw Professor
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Genes and Environment: Adapting to Changing Conditions
When environmental conditions change, animals must also change, in order to live.  In this program, we will explore some truly unique ways that animals use to adapt to environmental extremes to enhance survival.  We also look at molecular processes used by some animals which allow them to adapt to both short- and long-term environmental changes.
  • Friday, 10 February 2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • Friday, 17 February 2023 @ 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, 19 February 2023 @ 3:00 PM
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Jeffrey Karron
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
MARCH 10 EVENT CANCELLED due to inclement weather
Buzzing Bees and Shooting Stars: Pollination in the Prairie
Using high resolution, slow motion video, this multimedia extravaganza will show how bees ensure the survival of “shooting star,” a beautiful plant native to wet prairies of SE Wisconsin.  In particular, this plant requires bees to vibrate their bodies at very high rates (frequencies), causing the flower to explosively release its pollen onto their bodies!
  • Friday, 3 March 2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • Friday, 10 March 2023 @ 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12 March 2023 @ 3:00 PM
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Gerlinde Höbel
Associate Professor
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
Rafael Rodríguez
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
Secrets of Animal Sounds: The Music of Insects & Frogs
All animals communicate.  How that is done, of course, varies by the creature and the purpose.  This presentation focusses on treefrogs and treehoppers, whose sometimes raucous choruses provide an ideal way in which to ask questions and learn about the social and environmental factors that govern their lives.
  • Friday, 14 April 2023 @ 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, 16 April 2023 @ 3:00 PM
  • Friday, 28 April 2023 @ 2:00 PM