Community Service Programs
Community service and outreach to schools and the community are major initiatives
at UW-Madison. This section highlights just a few of the many comunity service programs
sponsored by UW-Madison in 1996.
90. Earth Partnership Program Workshop Training: 48 teachers, 8 schools
Special Earth Partnership Tours: approximately 2,350 students
Earth Partnership Staff Inservice: more than 200 teachers
Sponsored by the Arboretum, the Earth Partnership Program aims to increase
awareness of the natural world and explore the idea that human beings can have a positive
relationship with nature through restoration of native biological communities. The program
includes teacher training, work with school children of all ages, community action projects
and family workshops. Earth Partnership for Schools also provides training institutes for
91. Student Presented Interactive Chemistry Experience Fall 1996: 870 students
Summer 1996: 725 students
Spring 1996: 3,930 students
The Department of Chemistry, Institute for Chemical Education, sponsors SPICE, an
outreach program designed to encourage children's interest in science and chemistry. SPICE
volunteers present a series of chemical demonstrations based on a common theme, which
stimulates enthusiasm and excitement in the audience. SPICE volunteers portray science as
an interesting, exciting and integral part of society.
92. Family And Community Town Suppers 1995-1996: approximately 1,200 individuals
UW-Madison's University Health Services and the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for
Prevention Resources program aims to promote family involvement, bridge society's
separation of race and class, and provide a fresh, new avenue for involvement in key
community issues. Each FACTS meeting is developed around a current issue of interest to
the community in which it is held. Topics include the drinking age, the death penalty and
land use. FACTS events feature a panel of several people who are knowledgeable about the
issue and have opposing views. Elected officials and legislators most often serve as panel
93. Morgridge Center Fall 1996: approximately 1,000 placements
Spring 1996: approximately 1,000 placements
The Morgridge Center serves as a clearinghouse for UW-Madison students to do one-on-
one tutoring with Madison area K-12 students, including the Wright Middle School. The
center places UW-Madison students in volunteer settings around Dane County.
94. UW-Marshfield Ag Research Station
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' station introduces students to dairy
farming in Wisconsin. The station also provides teachers and parents with an opportunity to
learn about UW-Madison and dairy research.
95. International Reach Fall 1996: 11 Madison schools, and schools in Verona, Merrimac, Cambridge,
Oregon, Mount Horeb and Edgerton
Sponsored by the Dean of Students and International Student and Scholar Services,
International Reach brings international students, scholars and spouses into K-12 classrooms
in Madison and other participating schools to enrich the study of international cultures and
enhance global understanding.
96. English 309
English 309 in the Department of English connects university students with
elementary and secondary student writers. UW-Madison students read the high school
students' writing and return letters of assessment, and in turn, share their own writing with
elementary and high school students. The program aims to prepare teachers, as well as
provide a connection between the university and K-12 schools.
97. Kemp Natural Resources Station Fall 1996: 100 participants
Spring 1996: 185 participants
Located in Oneida County, the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods, Kemp Natural
Resources Station is a UW-Madison facility dedicated to research, instruction and outreach
programs in the management, conservation and preservation of natural resources. Kemp's
135 acres support some of the last remnants of old-growth forests in the Lake States, making
Kemp an exceptional research and educational facility. The station provides a comprehensive
program of natural resource education for youth. Multidisciplinary activities using hands-on
techniques enhance participants' awareness and understanding of natural resource issues.
The goal is to foster resource stewardship among today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.
98. Biological Systems Engineering Spring 1996: 75 students
Professor Richard Straub, Department of Agricultural Engineering, provides
approximately 60 diesel engines to be used in high school technical courses. Professor Straub
also provides two days of training to high school FFA teams in agricultural mechanics.
99. UW-Madison Arts Outreach Program Fall 1996: 597 students
Spring 1996: 867 students
Fall 1995: 257 students
The Arts Outreach Program manages three School of Music faculty ensembles for
educational events and concerts. These esembles include the Pro Arte String Quartet,
Wisconsin Brass Quintet and the Wingra Woodwind Quintet.
100. School Psychology Field Program Fall 1996: 5 schools
Fall 1995: 6 schools
Graduate students in School Psychology in the Department of Educational
Psychology are placed in field sites in schools in Madison and the surrounding area. Students
spend two days per week in an elementary school for one semester and two days per week in
a high school for one semester. School psychologists at field sites and university faculty
collaborate to provide supervision.