UW outreach event coming to Burlington

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BY JILL TATGE-ROZELLjrozell@kenoshanews.com

BURLINGTON — All things UW will be highlighted at a University of Wisconsin Outreach Day April 26 at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway.

UW-Madison and UW-Extension are inviting the public to see what the system offers as part of a statewide effort to bring UW research and resources to communities across Wisconsin.

"We are excited to bring the UW to Burlington and to give students and the general public an opportunity to see how innovation and collaboration at the university are having a positive impact on the lives of citizens throughout Wisconsin," says Vince Sweeney, UW-Madison vice chancellor for university relations.

More than 20 "Exploration Stations" will be on display from 3 to 5 p.m. in the gym, providing information ranging from the UW Library System to the Space Science and Engineering Center.

“The exhibits will also feature special demonstrations such as cheese and sausage making,” said Tracy Strother, associate professor of 4-H Youth Development for the Racine County UW-Extension.

Many of the stations will feature hands-on science actitivies. For teens and parents, there also will be opportunities to discuss different fields of study available at UW-Madison and learn more about some of the resources available through local Extension offices.

A fundraising dinner will follow at 5 p.m., to benefit the Burlington Music Department. The event will conclude with a free community concert at 6 p.m. in the auditorium by UW-Madison's student a cappella group, Redefined.

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